Prof. Eilat Shinar was born in Israel. She acquired her medical education at the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. After obtaining an M.D. degree in 1976, she became a specialist in Hematology, and worked as a Fellow and a Senior Physician at the department of Hematology, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem.
Between 1984-1986 she was a Research Fellow at the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. USA. Prof. Shinar studied the structure and function of Red Blood Cell Membrane in Thalassaemia (Mediterranean Anemia). In 1988 she joined Magen David Adom (MDA) Blood Services as the director of the Hemapheresis unit, and in 1997 she was nominated as the MDA National Blood Services Director.
Prof. Shinar’s main fields of interest are Transfusion Medicine, Volunteer Blood Donor Recruitment, Detection and Prevention of Transfusion Transmitted-Diseases, Development of New Technologiesfor Blood Collection and Novel usage of Blood Components. She is a Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine in Ben Gurion University, and the author of 94 scientific papers.
In Israel, she is a member of the Advisory committees to the Israeli Ministry of Health on Transfusion Medicine, Aids Prevention, and the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee for Blood Usage in Emergencies. In the International field, she is a member of GAP, the global advisory panel on Corporate Governance and Risk
Management of Blood Services in Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. She served on the AABB International Activities Committee and the Sustainable Development and Health Advisory Body of the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Federation.
Prof. Shinar is married to Yoram, has three children and one grandson.
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