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Upton-Hemphill Award
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The Upton-Hemphill Award commemorates the work of the Founders of CBBS.  John R. Upton, M.D. gave birth to the idea of a statewide system of blood banks by suggesting it as early as 1943.  He was chairman of the California Medical Association Commission on Blood Banks from 1948 to 1958, and was the first President of CBBS, serving in that role from 1953 to 1958.  Dr. Upton was instrumental in the formation of several of the blood banks that became Institutional Members.

Bernice Hemphill, a licensed Bio-Analyst, acted as the Administrative Assistant to the California Medical Association Commission of Blood Banks at its inception in 1948.  Mrs. Hemphill was Secretary of the CBBS from 1953 to 1956 and promoted the Clearinghouse Program of CBBS, which was transferred to the Pacific District of the American Association of Blood Banks in 1956.  She devoted her life to blood banking in the administration of the Irwin Memorial Blood Centers and in  ervice to CBBS, to the National Clearinghouse System and to the American Association of Blood Banks.


Past Award Recipients

1977 - Robert Morris

1982 - Corinne Monroe

1984 - Joseph Hayhurst

1985 - Edward Tueller

1986 - Robert Dubois

1987 - Elmer Jennings

1988 - Evelyn Bizjak

1990 - Arthur Silvergleid

1991 - Harry Sacks

1992 - Wayne Scott

1993 - Jay Olmstead

1995 - Roger Svoboda

1996 - Carol A. Bell

1997 - Loni Calhoun

1998 - Paul V. Holland

1999 - Silvija Hoag

2000 - Ira Shulman

2001 - Vicki Finson

2002 - Martha Maple

2003 - Jean Stanley

2004 - Michael Fuller

2005 - Virginia Vengelen-Tyler

2006 - Alice Barnhart

2007 - Eileen Selogie

2008 - Priscilla Figueroa

2009 - Richard P. Kayser

2010 - Leslie Botos

2011 - Thomas Schallert

2012 - W. Tait Stevens

2013 - Nora Hirschler

2014 - Judy Parker

2015 - Vince Yalon

2016 - Carolyn Tyner

 

 

 

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