Our Mission

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 United States. ​

 

Commonwealth Transfusion Foundation is not a blood center, nor are we affiliated with any blood center. We are a freestanding private foundation dedicated to advancing the art and science of transfusion medicine.

 

Our History

 
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1974

Richmond Metropolitan Blood Services (RMBS) was established in January 1974 to collect, process, test, and distribute blood for hospital patients in Richmond, Virginia.  Over the next several years, RMBS’ reach grew to include Charlottesville and other areas outside Richmond, and RMBS changed its name to Virginia Blood Services.

Our Governance

The Commonwealth Transfusion Foundation is governed by its Board of Directors which includes 6 volunteer directors and the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer. Each member is vetted by the Board’s Nominating Committee and appointed by the full Board. Members may serve up to six years (two three-year terms). ​

 

The CTF Board sets policies related to grantmaking, funding priorities and initiatives, investment management, and governance. The Board oversees internal and independent audits.

2021-2022 Board of Directors

 

Freddy Cobb

Chair

Cobb Technologies

Richmond, VA

Joe Fielden

Vice Chair

Fielden Services, LLC

Glen Allen, VA

William Haugh, MHA

Board Member

Chief Executive Officer

LifePoint

Georgetown, KY

Ron Hall

Board Member

Chief Executive Officer

Virginia Baptist Foundation

Richmond, VA

Liz Culler, MD

Board Member

Medical Director

Blood Assurance

Chattanooga, TN

CTF Employees

Robert Carden, PhD

President and CEO

Susan Dewberry, MT(ASCP)SBB

Director of Grants Management