Jennie Haw has a PhD in sociology from York University. Her doctoral thesis examined women’s experiences of, and reasons for, private cord blood banking with an aim to understanding the relationship between emerging biosciences, health, and new sites of social and moral decision making. In 2017, she was awarded a CIHR Health Systems Impact Fellowship providing her with an opportunity to work with Dr. Devine (Chief Scientist, Canadian Blood Services) and Dr. Polzer (Associate Professor, Western University) on a process evaluation of Canadian Blood Services’ national public cord blood bank. Working on this project, she gained a deeper understanding of the blood operator and its role within health and social systems. In 2019, Dr. Haw joined Canadian Blood Services as a social scientist with a focus on donors and donation studies.