Chris Bombardier, MSGH
Chris Bombardier is executive director of Save One Life, an international nonprofit that provides direct financial aid to patients with hemophilia in developing countries. Chris was a board member of Save One Life from 2012 to 2019. During that time, Chris was actively involved on the program and scholarship committees. A mountaineer, Chris became the first person with hemophilia to successfully climb the Seven Summits including Mt. Everest and dedicated his climbs to raising funds for Save One Life. He eventually raised over $250,000 and helped 75 children receive sponsorships.
Chris began his career as a professional research assistant with the University of Colorado Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center after graduating from Doane College with a bachelor's degree in biology. He later worked with GutMonkey, an experienced-based education company that works with people with chronic medical conditions. Through his travels around the world for the Seven Summits, and his work with Save One Life, Chris discovered his passion for global health work and returned to school. He recently earned his master's in global health from Northwestern University in 2020.
During Chris's climb of Mt. Everest a documentary crew followed his journey and created the film, Bombardier Blood. This film has been screened at dozens of bleeding disorder community events, film festivals and is now available to stream on most platforms.