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Dr. Liz Culler, Medical Director for the non-profit, regional blood donor center Blood Assurance, received the prestigious Lemuel W. Diggs award during the 2016 Tennessee Association of Blood Banking’s (TABB) Annual Conference in Chattanooga.

The TABB was established in 1971 as a non-profit organization composed of blood bank and transfusion medicine professionals along with other individuals working in the industry. The organization was created to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information relating to all phases of blood banking. TABB promotes the highest standards of service to the people of Tennessee and surrounding areas and provides guidance, education, publicity, information, and assistance to its members.

Lemuel W. Diggs award recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the TABB Board of Directors, and are individuals who have made significant contributions to blood banking in the state of Tennessee. The Diggs award has been given annually since 1973.  

“Dr. Culler obtained her medical degree from Emory. She is the Medical Director of the blood center in Chattanooga, and she is very active with donor recruitment, and very involved with ensuring a safe blood supply,” said Dawn Moreau, immediate past president of TABB. “She is very knowledgeable about current trends, including emerging infectious agents that may affect the blood supply and affect donor recruitment efforts.”

For more information about Blood Assurance, donating blood or hosting a blood drive, please call 800-962-0628.