Jay Mohr, WG’91 and Bruce Sachias, MD PhD

Jay Mohr, WG’91 is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe), one of the world's largest independent, community-based, non-profit blood centers. With operating divisions across the country, NYBCe serves some 75 million people in New York, New Jersey, the Mid-Atlantic, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Southern New England, meeting the urgent blood product and service needs of over 500 hospitals nationwide.

Contact Jay at: [email protected]

Bruce Sachais, MD, PhD is the Chief Medical Officer for The New York Blood Center.  He also serves as the Fellowship Director and the Medical Director of the Cellular Therapy Laboratories at NYBC, as well as the Medical Director for the Blood Bank of Delmarva.

After receiving his BA in Chemistry from Lehigh University, he earned his MD/PhD (Neuroscience) from Washington University in St. Louis.  He completed his clinical pathology residency and his fellowship in transfusion and apheresis medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he remained as faculty, attaining the rank of Associate Professor before moving to New York.

His basic research focuses on platelets and the platelet protein Platelet Factor 4. His lab is currently focused on development of novel therapeutics for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), as well as HIT diagnosis in the form of improved laboratory testing for this disease. His clinical research has encompassed a variety of topics in the fields of transfusion and apheresis medicine.  As a member of the Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis (TMH) Clinical trials network, he has participated in a variety of studies including PLADO, HIT-RADIO and RE-START. 

He has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications and is a past member of the AABB Clinical Transfusion Medicine Committee.  He is a past member of the ASFA Board of Directors (2009-2018) and served as ASFA President (2016-17).  He currently serves as a REDS-IV-P investigator as Co-PI of the New York HUB and Chair of the Mentoring Committee.

Contact Bruce at: [email protected]