Dr. Richard Kaufman is the medical director of the blood bank and transfusion service at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from Duke University in Durham, N.C. and his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. He completed both his clinical pathology residency and transfusion medicine fellowship training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in clinical pathology and has subspecialty certification in blood banking and transfusion medicine. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Transfusion, AABB’s scholarly, peer-reviewed monthly journal. In addition, he was most recently a member of the AABB Board of Directors and has been an active member of AABB since 2000. As a member of AABB’s Clinical Transfusion Medicine Committee, Kaufman led the development of AABB’s platelet transfusion guidelines.