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Educational support

Client hospitals partnering with Memorial Blood Centers benefit from a variety of staff development opportunities, including:

  • In-service training of hospital laboratory staff in both the theory and science of lab testing and screening, including single and multiple antibody identification, patient phenotyping, donor unit antigen typing, and panagglutinating antibodies
  • An annual workshop offering hospital staff a chance to engage with Reference Lab technologists in exploring highly-informative cases that highlight a challenging problem, a finding that advances our knowledge of the field, or a recently-proven testing procedure

Technical advisory conferences (TAMS) and AABB-sponsored audio conferences, available free of charge to Memorial Blood Center client partners, also help keep hospital staff up-to-date on the latest industry developments

Partial List of 2016 Educational Opportunities
The following webinars offered by AABB and hosted at our St. Paul and Duluth offices:

  • March 23 (St. Paul/Duluth): Changes to the 30th Edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services (#164905)
  • April 6 (Duluth): Advanced Serology: The Kidd System (#164907)
  • June 8 (St. Paul): Current Perspectives on Massive Transfusion in Trauma Patients (#164910)
  • October 12 (Duluth): Implementation of Competency Assessment Requirements (#164920)
  • November 16 (St. Paul): Addressing Common Citations from AABB and CAP (#164922)