Global nonprofit MTF Biologics announced Oct. 4 that George Herrera was named executive vice president, Donor Service, succeeding Martha Anderson, who is retiring on Oct. 31, 2021, following a more than 30-year tenure with the organization.
In his new role at the tissue bank, which saves and heals lives by honoring donated gifts, serving patients and advancing science, Herrera will oversee all public awareness initiatives related to tissue donation and provide strategic leadership and management to multiple MTF Biologics Divisions: Donor Services, International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM) and Statline.
The Donor Services Division works to increase tissue donation and provides services to honor donor families and the gift of donation. IIAM advances scientific research and honors every donor’s legacy by providing non-transplantable organs and tissue to the medical research community. Statline is an electronic medical record systems for organizations involved in the organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation fields.
Herrera joined MTF Biologics in 1997 as a regional director of donor services and most recently served as vice president, Donor Services. During his tenure with the organization, he has advanced MTF Biologics’ donor programs and expanded its birth tissue capabilities. He has also been responsible for providing oversight to MTF Tissue Services located in upstate New York as well as many other critical services related to donor screening.
“George is perfectly suited to serve as MTF Biologics’ next EVP of Donor Services,” said Anderson. “He will seamlessly take on the roles and responsibilities that are so critical to our ability to serve our recovery partners, donors and their families and, ultimately, the thousands of tissue recipients who depend on our tissue to restore their health.”
Prior to MTF Biologics, Herrera served as the director of development at Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency where he was responsible for donor development and tissue sales and marketing. He also was director of development and public relations at the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana.
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