Sandra Nance is the Senior Director for National Laboratories for the American Red Cross providing leadership to the American Rare Donor Program, National Reference Laboratories for Blood Group Serology, HLA, Neutrophil and Specialized Testing. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She has a master’s degree in Pathology from the University of Maryland and received her SBB from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
Ms Nance has held leadership positions in the AABB, ASCP, ICII, and ISBT. Among other roles, she was on four nominating committees for AABB and ASCP. She chaired the ISBT Working Party on Rare Donors and conceptualized and organized the ISBT Working Party on Immunohematology and currently manages the Case Study development for the WP on Immunohematology as the past chair.
She is Editor in Chief of the Immunohematology Journal of Blood Group Serology and Molecular Genetics. She has authored or co-authored over 70 manuscripts, 180 abstracts and edited 9 books. She serves on the AABB Editorial Board of Transfusion and is a reviewer for several journals.
Ms Nance has received prestigious awards from AABB, ASCP, Hospital Blood Bank Supervisors of New York, Michigan Association of Blood Banks, University of Texas Medical Branch, AIMS and will receive the Sally Frank Memorial and AABB President’s awards in 2019. She was one of the first NBF Foundation Grant Awardees to be named an NBF Scholar and was selected for the AABB National Blood Foundation Hall of Fame. She was selected as the 2017 Health Manpower Development Plan Expert by the Singapore Government Health Sciences Authority Ministry of Health.
Her career positions include Lead Technologist at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and Immunohematology Research Associate in Dr. George Garratty’s Research Laboratory. Active in education, she has been faculty for University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, University of Pennsylvania, NIH and American Red Cross. She provides leadership for the Clinical Fellowship Rotation at Red Cross for University of Pennsylvania, the National Institutes of Health SBB School, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions SBB School also serving on their SBB Advisory Committee, as well as giving invited lectures for local, national and international societies.