Marilyn Collins, ART
In December 2005 Marilyn Collins became the Program Manager for the Newfoundlandand Labrador Provincial Blood Coordinating Program Office
For many years, Marilyn was the Charge Technologist, Component Production and Product Distribution at Canadian Blood Services in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Marilyn joined CRC/CBS in 1979 as a Registered Technologist in Blood Bank having worked 6 years in the transfusion service at the Grace Hospital in St. John's. In 1985 she obtained her Advanced Registered Technologist (ART) in Immunohematology and became Charge Technologist in 1989. She has been a coordinator and trainer in the implementation of several projects with the Newfoundland and Labrador collection centre as well as working with the Operations Division, Manufacturing Department at CBS Head Office.
In 2008 Marilyn received the CSTM's Blum Award, which recognizes a member who has given outstanding service to the Society over time.