Laura Collins to receive award at 2020 American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) Annual Meeting

December 3, 2019

Laura Collins

The American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) recently announced that that Laura Collins, RN, BSN, HP(ASCP) – Assistant Manager of the DeGowin Blood Center, is the recipient of the Society for Hemapheresis Specialists (SHS) Award, which will be presented to Laura at ASFA’s Annual Meeting in May 2020.

The Society for Hemapheresis Specialists was the first national organization in the United States which provided a forum for the professional development of technical specialists in the field of apheresis. In the ensuing decades since the founding of SHS, its members contributed to the maturation of apheresis as a medical specialty and to the growth of the American Society for Apheresis in to the principal platform for organized apheresis activities in North America. This award commemorates the pioneering efforts of SHS which have culminated in the high standards and sophistication which characterize the field of American apheresis. Its recipient is a hemapheresis specialist who has demonstrated sincere commitment to apheresis and who has emerged as a leader and role model in the field.