Published by Kirby Winn on Friday, July 15, 2022 in Blog ImpactLife is pleased to welcome Dr. Daniela Hermelin as the blood center's Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hermelin comes to ImpactLife from SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, where she served as Medical Director of Transfusion Services. Dr. Hermelin completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 2019, followed by a fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital. Dr. Hermelin has worked with ImpactLife for many years in the hospital laboratory setting, gaining firsthand experience of the difference it makes when patients receive a needed blood transfusion. In addition to her work in the lab, Dr. Hermelin is a passionate educator who received the AABB 2019 President’s Award recognizing her use of social media to share her knowledge in the fields of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine with students and fellow practitioners. Dr. Hermelin serves as the Social Media Editor for Transfusion Medicine Reviews as well as an Associate Editor of The Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast and Transfusion News. As she comes to ImpactLife, Dr. Hermelin is mindful of the volunteer blood donors who make it possible for the blood center to fulfill its lifesaving mission.