It gives me great pleasure to write this Foreword for the biography of Dr. Marie Lin and to be able to pay her a personal tribute. I first met her in 1991 when she invited me to present a paper at the annual meeting of the Taiwan Society of Blood Transfusion of which, at that time, she was the President.
Marie has been active in Laboratory Medicine since her return to Taiwan in 1981 following a four year period spent in Texas, USA, for postgraduate training in Pathology. During the latter part of the 1980s she became interested in blood transfusion medicine and the majority of her 108 scientific publications relate to this specialty.
Marie was elected a Councillor of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) in 1992, a post she held for four years. This was not the end of her involvement with the Society since she and her colleagues hosted a very successful Regional ISBT Congress in Taipei in 1999.
Marie Lin has made significant contributions to the practice of blood transfusion medicine both in Taiwan and internationally. She now holds a senior position in Blood Transfusion Research in the Mackay Memorial Hospital.
Marie has a delightful personality and an evening spent with her
and her husband, Theodore, will live in the memories of my wife
and I. I am pleased that she has a Biography. I am sure that
this will be read with interest, not only in South-east Asia
but, also, by her friends in many countries throughout the world
where she is held in high regard and is respected.