Dr. Susan Galel has been Senior Director of Medical Affairs, Blood Screening at Roche Molecular Diagnostics since 2014. Prior to this she served for many years as Medical Director of the blood donor center and donor testing laboratory at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and as Associate Director of the Stanford Hospital Transfusion Service. Dr. Galel received her MD degree from Harvard Medical School and completed clinical training in pediatrics, pediatric hematology/oncology, and transfusion medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Galel has served on multiple AABB committees and has authored numerous manuscripts and book chapters on transfusion medicine and donor infectious disease screening. Dr. Galel currently chairs Work Group 1 of the Blood Banks and Transfusion Services Standards Committee, which covers the standards governing donor qualification and collection, component production and storage, and donor testing.