Karen Dodson

Chief Operations Officer at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

Karen Dodson

Karen Dodson

Chief Operations Officer at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

Biography

Karen Dodson, B.S., CHTC, joined the National Marrow Donor Program in 1991 as a search coordinator. In 1998 she was promoted to special projects manager, and from 2004-2010 served as director, then vice president, of NMDP's Case Management Department.

She was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Operations in July 2010. In this capacity, she oversees the daily operations and strategic development of scientific services, repository services, case management, adult donor management and cord blood operations. Dodson also serves on multiple Information Technology steering committees and is an executive sponsor of the business transformation project called the Phoenix Initiative.

Prior to joining the NMDP, Dodson worked in the field of unrelated transplantation as a junior scientist at the University of Minnesota, where she worked on research into graft-versus-host disease.

Dodson received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, and has a graduate studies background in cellular and molecular biology. She is currently working on a Master's in Leadership degree.

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National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Editor-in-Chief at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer-Emeritus at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Chief Strategy Officer at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Vice President & Medical Director, Transplant at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Treasurer at Be The Match Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer at Cell Guidance Systems Ltd.

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Senior Vice President-Human Resources at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Director, Scientific Services at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.

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Chief Operations Officer at National Marrow Donor Program, Inc.
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Chief Operations Officer
1991 - Current

We save lives through cellular therapy.

Senior Vice President, Operations
Current

Fundraising to support the Be The Match/ National Marrow Donor Program's mission to save lives through cellular therapy.

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Ex Officio Member, Phoenix Initiative Oversight Task Force
Current

Part of The Marrow Foundation, National Marrow Donor Program is an American company located in Minneapolis, MN. The firm provides treatments for those facing life-threatening blood cancers.The company says this about itself: National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match is the global leader in providing a cure to patients with life-threatening blood and marrow cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, as well as other diseases. The nonprofit organization manages the world's largest registry of potential marrow donors and cord blood units, connects patients to their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant, educates health care professionals and conducts research through its research program, CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®), so more lives can be saved. NMDP/Be The Match also provides patient support and enlists the community to join the Be The Match Registry®, contribute financially and volunteer.

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