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Who is CTF?

Commonwealth Transfusion Foundation (CTF) is a non-profit, private foundation whose mission is to inspire and champion research and education that optimizes clinical outcomes in transfusion medicine and assures a safe and sustainable blood supply for the U.S.  CTF is not affiliated with any blood center or other organization but rather is a free-standing, private foundation. We invite qualified applicants to join us in our efforts to transform transfusion medicine by applying for a grant through our organization.  Please review the Guidelines and Grant Priorities before applying.


CTF will award grants in March and September of each year.  The deadlines for applications are

December 20, for the March awards and, June 20, for the September awards.


Funding Priorities

  • Ensuring an adequate, post-pandemic blood supply.
  • Research on novel approaches to the recruitment of blood donors.
  • Promoting medical laboratory science/transfusion medicine education in Virginia.
  • The role of blood centers in the battle against COVID-19.
  • Providing insight into the changing blood banking landscape.
  • Innovations in transfusion safety and patient blood management.
  • Better understanding of the blood banking/transfusion medicine supply chain and economics underpinning in the blood industry.
  • Promoting understanding and inclusion of cellular therapies in blood banking.