Memorial Blood Centers Adds New Senior Leadership Talent

January 11, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Memorial Blood Centers is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth P. Kieffer as the nonprofit’s new Vice President of Collections, Recruitment, and Product Planning. Mr. Kieffer, who has been serving as a consultant for Donor Recruitment at Memorial Blood Centers for the past four months, will begin transitioning into his new role immediately.

“Bringing Ken’s immense talent and experience into our organization and into this newly created leadership role allows us to add significant depth and breadth to our senior leadership team,” CEO Donald C. Berglund said. “Over the past three years, under our CFO John Buske’s leadership, we have made substantial progress in improving our capacity to serve blood donors, sponsors, and customers. And now, I am confident that Ken will be able to continue our march toward achieving our aggressive operational goals.”

Most recently an independent consultant working with various independent Midwest blood centers, Mr. Kieffer is a 25-year veteran in the blood banking industry, serving in a variety of leadership positions with the American Red Cross at both the national and regional level. As Chief Operations Officer and Director of Operations for the Los Angeles Region–one of the nation’s largest Blood Services Regions–he improved blood drive sponsor participation to increase collections and achieve the 5th largest blood collection level nationwide.

About Memorial Blood Centers

Memorial Blood Centers has been saving lives for over 60 years as an independent nonprofit supplying life-saving blood to area hospitals and other partners throughout the U.S. Operating 11 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, Memorial Blood Centers also provides comprehensive testing and expert technical services as a national leader in transfusion medicine. For more information, call 888-GIVE-BLD or visit www.MBC.org.

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