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Carter BloodCare’s Dr. Laurie Sutor honored at national conference

Carter BloodCare's Dr. Laurie J. Sutor is presented with the president's award for outstanding service at the national ABC blood center conference in Washington, D.C. on March 5, 2024

Washington, D.C. (March 6, 2024) — Dr. Laurie J. Sutor, Vice President of Medical Services and Chief Medical Officer for Carter BloodCare, received the Bill Coenen President’s Award this week in the nation’s capital.

America’s Blood Centers (ABC), the national organization of community-based blood centers, bestowed the award March 5, during its annual conference in Washington, D.C. It was presented by Kate Fry, CEO of ABC.

The honor recognizes exemplary service to the blood community and the advancement of evidence-based medicine.

Dr. Sutor’s career spans more than 40 years in health care, including 30 years with Carter BloodCare.

As CMO for one of the largest blood programs in Texas, she leads Carter BloodCare’s Department of Medical Services, a team of medical directors with expertise in blood banking and transfusion medicine.

award ceremony at ABC meeting

Dr. Sutor also serves as Professor of Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Medical Director at the Transplant Services Center on the UTSW campus.

Read more about Dr. Sutor’s career and accomplishments

Dr. Laurie J. Sutor placard at the 2024 ABC meeting

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 200 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of North, Central and East Texas. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 440,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products. Tu centro de sangre comunitario.