Laura Staller MHA, MLS(ASCP)


Laura Staller is a Medical Laboratory Scientist overseeing the cryopreservation service at the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). She began her career in the immunohematology reference laboratory at Bonfils Blood Center in Denver, CO, where she enjoyed solving the always challenging puzzles of reference lab work. As the department training specialist, she trained medical fellows and SBB students on the high-complexity testing of the lab. She authored an abstract, published in Transfusion, on the critical role communication plays between medical disciplines resulting from a workup of a Bombay phenotype. Her strong interest in blood centers led to her St. Paul, MN, and the donor testing laboratory at Memorial Blood Centers where she oversaw a team of skilled technicians in a high-volume infectious disease laboratory. She is now focused on cellular therapies at NMDP where she collaborates with various cellular therapy laboratories to extend their cryopreservation and specialty processing capabilities to transplant centers. Laura holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from Ohio University.