Kentucky Blood Center Annonces New CEO Oct. 16, 2008

William S. Reed Takes Over at KBC

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Blood Center’s Board of Directors has selected William S. Reed as the organization’s fifth chief executive officer in its 40-year history. Reed has most recently served as vice president of community resources for the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center in San Antonio.

“I am impressed by the quality of KBC’s staff and facilities; I am honored to represent such a treasured institution,” Reed said of KBC. “We will continue to maintain the standard of excellence KBC has achieved and always strive to be a charity of choice for the community.”

The search committee that chose Reed was comprised of representatives from the organization’s board of directors, led by its chairman Dr. David Stevens. Stevens was the first chairman of the blood center when it was founded in 1968.

“Bill Reed is the right leader now for this venerable organization,” Stevens said. “He brings the vitality, intelligence, and expertise KBC needs to effectively meet the regulatory and recruitment challenges all blood centers face.”

Reed has two decades of management experience as well as in-depth experience in blood banking both in Texas and at the Indiana Blood Center in Indianapolis where he served as Vice President of Operations among other roles.

Reed was selected after a six-month national search. He began as CEO on Oct. 6, 2008.

The Kentucky Blood Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients at nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics in more than 60 counties. In the past year KBC processed and distributed 82,000 red blood cell units and 127,000 blood components in total.