A division of New York Blood Center Enterprises, Memorial Blood Center (MBC) is committed to providing convenient and quality educational resources and programs for hospital staff, residents/fellows, students, and anyone interested in blood banking and transfusion medicine. 

  • Bi-annual Technical Advisory Meetings (TAMs), offered free of charge, are available to keep hospital staff up to date on the latest industry developments. TAMs may include an education component and attendees can earn continuing education credits.
  • MBC is also proud to offer AABB eCasts throughout the year. AABB eCasts are 60–90 minute online educational programs covering the most important topics in blood banking and transfusion medicine.
  • For information about either of these opportunities, contact us

Upon request, MBC is proud to support individuals in MLS, MLT or SBB programs who are in need of a clinical rotation at a blood center. The rotation may include both the theory and application of donation collection, component preparation, donor testing and quality assurance, antibody identification, and specialized testing in the immunohematology reference laboratory.  To request a clinical rotation, contact us.

Dr. Jed Gorlin, M.D., MBA, Medical Director and Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, is an internationally renowned speaker and leading authority in transfusion medicine. Dr. Gorlin regularly offers special presentations to local medical laboratory science students. For more information, please contact us.

MBC provides a comprehensive rotation to local transfusion medicine fellows.  Fellows are guided by MBC medical staff and other blood center experts as they receive an overview of blood center operations with special concentration on donor infectious disease testing. This rotation also includes discussion and observation in blood center departments including donation collection, stem cell collections, component processing, the immunohematology reference laboratory and quality assurance. For more information, contact us.

Behind-the-scenes tours of the donor center and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities offer hospital staff, students of laboratory programs, area residents, community groups, high school students, and others an opportunity to see donor services, blood component processing, and the distribution department. To request a tour, contact us.

In addition to serving the professional development needs of the blood banking industry and the transfusion medicine community, knowledgeable experts and educators reach out to business and civic groups, high schools, and health-related service organizations to present at meetings, luncheons, or workshops on a variety of topics. For more information, contact us.