Bill Drohan, a well-known microbiologist and educator, lost his battle with metastatic lung cancer at the age of 60. He was a pioneer in using molecular biology to produce recombinant proteins and a visionary scientist who dedicated his life to improving the safety of blood and blood products. He also served as a member of the board of the Coalition for Hemophilia B and was instrumental in its creation.
The Drohan scholarship fund from the Coalition for Hemophilia B is for children of scientists working in the hemophilia area who have a need for financial aid, especially those who have lost a parent. Each year we award four (4) or more scholarships to students with hemophilia B or their siblings. In the past 12 years, $220,000 was given.