GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER has hosted an annual lecture in transfusion medicine for 22 years. The Blood Center’s Board of Trustees renamed the lecture “The Bill T. Teague Lectureship in Transfusion Medicine” on the recommendation of the Education and Research Committee in 1996. The name recognizes contributions to the ﬁeld of blood banking and transfusion medicine by Bill T. Teague, The Blood Center’s founding CEO, who served in that capacity for more than 30 years.
The 2019 Bill T. Teague Lectureship
U.S. Blood System: Safety, Availability, and Thoughts About the Future
Tuesday, April 23
This year's Bill T. Teague Lectureship in Transfusion Medicine honors Dr. Jay Menitove, former CEO/Medical Director of the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City.
Dr. Menitove is a Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Kansas University Medical Center. He is board certiﬁed in internal medicine, hematology, and blood banking. Dr. Menitove also serves as an Associate Editor for Transfusion, chaired the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability, and is a past president of AABB. His academic interests include transfusion safety, blood donation, and sustainability of the U.S. blood system.
Additionally, Dr. Menitove provides consultations assisting hospitals seeking blood management and patient outcome improvements. He is the author or co-author of more than 160 journal articles, textbook chapters, and other publications.