Community Blood Center of the Carolinas President and CEO Martin Grable has been named the new president of America’s Blood Centers, the largest network of nonprofit blood centers in North America.
Grable has been president and CEO of CBCC, which is the primary blood supplier to the region’s hospitals, since September 2004, according to a statement Monday from the Charlotte-based nonprofit. He has served on Washington-based ABC’s board for seven years.
Grable was nominated to the top ABC post in January 2016, and his nomination was accepted in March of this year at ABC’s member meeting. He will serve as ABC president for two years.
As ABC president, Grable will oversee the organization’s meetings and supervise its activities. Grable said his new role will enable him to further expand CBCC’s capabilities.
“CBCC wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for all the other people and blood centers who have contributed to the knowledge base and decision making that has allowed our center to grow and develop over the last 15 years,” Grable said in the statement. “Being on the ABC board and being elected to this position has provided valuable insight into the industry and the issues we face together.”
CBCC, formed in 2002, has its headquarters at 4447 South Blvd. in Charlotte.