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Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness Committee is charged with:

  • Planning and coordinating activities of CBBS Institutional Members in the event of a local, regional, or national blood emergency.
  • Acting in cooperation with the California Emergency Medical Services Authority in the event of any such emergency.
  • Holding periodic exercises to test their communication response system.

2018/2019 Emergency Preparedness Committee 

Committee Chair

Dianne Geary, MT (ASCP) SBB

Stanford Blood Center, Palo Alto, CA 

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Committee Members

Luis Castellon, Northern California Community Blood Bank, Eureka, CA

Rick Dickson, San Diego Blood Bank, San Diego, CA

Joy Fridey, American Red Cross Southern California, Pomona, CA

Randy Greenlee, Houchin Community Blood Bank, Bakersfield, CA

Linda Viscardi, Blood Source, Mather, CA

Laura Williston, Northern California Community Blood Bank, Eureka, CA

 Board Liaison

Robert "Bob" Bayer

Life Stream/Blood Systems, Los Angeles, CA


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