Dr. Claudia Cohn earned her PhD in Immunology and Infectious Diseases from the Johns Hopkins University (currently the Bloomberg School of Public Health) and subsequently earned her MD at Louisiana State University. After finishing her Transfusion Medicine fellowship at University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Cohn joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, where she is Medical Director of the Blood Bank, Associate Medical Director of the HLA lab and Associate Head of Labs. Dr. Cohn’s major interests include platelet support for stem cell transplant patients, hemovigilance and appropriate use of blood components. She is Editor-in-Chief of the upcoming AABB Technical Manual (20th edition), and Associate Editor of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) Science Series, which is dedicated to publishing manuscripts on transfusion/blood banking in resource-limited countries. Dr. Cohn has served in the AABB Clinical Transfusion Medicine committee, Transfusion Standards committee and the Transfusion Transmitted Disease committee.