NYBCe's Debra Kessler, RN, MS, and Rob Van Tuyle, President of America's Blood Centers Photo credit: America's Blood Centers
Debra Kessler, RN, MS, Rob Van Tuyle, President of America’s Blood Centers
Photo credit: America’s Blood Centers

NYBC Enterprises congratulates Debra Kessler, RN, MS, who was recently honored with the America’s Blood Centers (ABC) Thomas F. Zuck Lifetime Achievement Award.

Each year, ABC’s Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding leaders nationwide for excellence in supporting the nation’s blood supply. The recipients were honored during ABC’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

The Thomas F. Zuck Lifetime Achievement Award honors career achievement in the application of clinical, medical, and scientific research to improve methods of blood collection and safety and efficacy of blood products provided to patients.

Ms. Kessler worked at New York Blood Center for over 37 years, holding several important positions before retiring earlier this year. Her most recent role was as the Vice President of Medical Programs and Services. Ms. Kessler was actively involved in many organizations over the years, and made significant contributions to TTID surveillance and research. She also chaired the AABB Donor History Task Force.

Many congratulations to Debbie for this distinguished honor and well-deserved recognition of her lifesaving leadership!