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Council on Human Blood and Transfusion Services

The New York State Council on Human Blood and Transfusion Services, was established in 1973 by Public Health Law Article 31. The Council enacts and amends regulations affecting the safety of the blood supply in New York State, subject to approval by the Commissioner of Health. The Council also develops guidelines for the processing and clinical use of blood and blood components, and hematopoietic progenitor cells.

The Council consists of 8 representatives of the public appointed by the Governor (See below). Seven of the members must have had experience having rendered them knowledgeable in the various aspects of blood banking services, and may include but shall not be limited to, representatives of voluntary and commercial blood banks, representatives of hospitals, and physicians.

Membership List, June 2020

Joseph Chiofolo, D.O.
Medical Director, Transfusion Service, retired
NYU Winthrop Hospital
Mineola, NY

Rachel Elder, M.D.
Laboratory Director
Crouse Hospital
Syracuse, NY

Timothy Hilbert, M.D.
Medical Director, Blood Bank and Transfusion Service
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

David Huskie, R.N.
Public Representative

Phillip McCarthy, Jr., M.D.
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

Beverly Rauch
Commissioner’s Designee
Deputy Director, Division of Laboratory Quality Certification
Wadsworth Center

Three vacant positions