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John Cover

Chief Operating Officer
Research For Life

John is the Chief Operating Officer at Research For Life. John has over 15 years in blood and tissue banking in both quality assurance and technical operations. Prior to coming to RFL John was the Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at TissueNet and the Executive Director and Chairman and the American Medical Education and Research Association John’s prior roles were as the principle quality management consultant at Verus Quality Consulting, Director of Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs at Science Care, leadership positions in technical operations at both the American Red Cross national testing laboratory in San Diego, CA and the American Red Cross Blood Component Manufacturing facility in Boise, ID.

John began his career in quality management at Blood Systems Inc. where he was assigned to two of the nation’s largest CLIA blood screening & high complexity testing laboratories in the country to perform quality assurance and regulatory affairs oversight.

John is a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist by the American Association of Tissue Banks and was a Certified Quality Auditor by the American Society for Quality. He is a past member of the American Association of Tissue Banks Quality Assurance Task Force and Education Committee, National Quality Control Standing Committee at the American Red Cross.

John enjoys lecturing and presenting abstracts at the national level on technical and quality related topics. He had presented for AMERA, the American Association of Tissue Banks and previously presented at the American Association of Blood Banks, California Blood Bank Society, University of Texas Southwestern and the American College of Sports Medicine.

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