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Edwin Allen Burgstaler

Edwin Allen Burgstaler, American medical technologist. Certified medical technologist American Society Clinical Pathology, 1975, hemapheresis practioner 1993. Named Outstanding Contributor Transfusion Medicine award, Minnesota Association Blood Banks, 2000; recipient Individual Excellence award, Mayo Clinic, 2003.

Background

  • Burgstaler, Edwin Allen was born on January 31, 1950 in Aitkin, Minnesota, United States. Son of Edwin and Helen Marie Burgstaler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Biology, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, 1972. Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, 1975.

    Career

    • Blood bank reference laboratory technologist Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1975—1977, blood bank component laboratory lead technologist, 1977—1978, apheresis unit technologist, since 1977, lead apheresis research and development technologist, since 1978. Editorial board member Journal Clinical Apheresis, since 1992, associate editor, New Jersey, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Certified medical technologist American Society Clinical Pathology, 1975, hemapheresis practioner 1993.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to numerous clinical journals (Best Allied Health Abstract award, 1998, 2001, 2007).

    Membership

    Co-den leader Boy Scouts America Pack 42, Byron, Minnesota, 1998—2001. Member of American Association Blood Banks, American Society Apheresis (board directors member 1992—2000, secretary 1995-1996, treasurer 1998—2000, Speech and Hearing Science award 2002, Presidential award 2009).

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, movies, video production, woodworking, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Jane Lynn Haworth, July 12, 1975. Children: Jennifer Elizabeth Whaley, William Edwin, Elissa Grace.
    • father: Edwin Burgstaler
    • mother: Helen Marie Burgstaler
    • spouse: Jane Lynn Haworth
    • children: Jennifer Elizabeth Whaley Burgstaler
    • William Edwin Burgstaler
    • Elissa Grace Burgstaler
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    Born January 31, 1950
    (age 67)
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