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David McKenna
Professor and American Red Cross Chair in Transfusion Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at University of Minnesota


David McKenna is Professor and American Red Cross Chair in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota. He is Medical Director of Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics, the cGMP facility of the University of Minnesota, and he serves as the Laboratory and Medical Director of the Clinical Cell Therapy Laboratory, the Director of the Division of Transfusion Medicine, and the Program Director for the Transfusion Medicine Fellowship. Dr. McKenna is the PI of the Production Assistance for Cellular Therapy (PACT) NIH contract and has served as a special government employee for FDA CBER. He is past chair of the AABB Cell Therapy Section Coordinating Committee and current co-leader of the Cell Therapy Team of the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative.

Agenda Sessions

  • Product Dependent Cryopreservation Protocols

  • Speaker Q&A - Cryopreservation & Vein-to-vein and Downstream Considerations


Speakers at this event