Director, Special Services, Director, Clinical Trials, Comprehensive Cell Solutions, New York Blood Center, New York, NY
Ms. Kessler is a former psychiatric nurse with a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration. She began work at the New York Blood Center in 1987 and is now the Director of Special Services. She is responsible for donor notification and counseling regarding infectious disease testing and advises hospital transfusion services about transfusion transmission of infectious diseases. She oversees the NMDP Donor Center at NYBC and is Director of Clinical Trials for Comprehensive Cell Solutions, a subsidiary of NYBC. Ms. Kessler currently sits on the AABB Board of Directors. She has been the Principle Investigator at NY Blood Center for many studies, been an author on a number of publications and made numerous professional presentations.