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Release: June 6, 2001

Strauss receives award from American Society for Apheresis

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Ronald G. Strauss, M.D., University of Iowa professor of pathology and pediatrics, was presented with the Presidential Award at the American Society for Apheresis meeting held May 16-19, in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

This award is given to a member of the American Society for Apheresis for outstanding contributions and services to the society. Strauss is one of the founding members of this society, as well as the past president and a past member of its board of directors.

The American Society for Apheresis represents 1,000 members, both physicians and allied health professionals, who work in the field of apheresis. Apheresis is the automated technology of collecting blood components for transfusion or removing pathogenic substances from the blood to treat illness.

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