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Medical Education & Training

Committed to serving the community and our client partners as a valuable resource for medical support, education, and training, Memorial Blood Centers medical experts, technologists, and educators regularly provide a wide range of continuing education opportunities and transfusion support expertise.

Professional Staff Development

Client hospitals, clinics, and other partners benefit from a variety of staff development opportunities, including:

  • Consultation on blood usage management
  • Staff development and consultation with some of the nation’s leading experts in transfusion medicine: Jed Gorlin, M.D., MBA, Medical Director and Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs; Nancy Van Buren, M.D., Associate Medical Director; and Elizabeth Perry, M.D., Associate Medical Director.
  • Bi-annual technical advisory conferences (TAMs), available AABB audio conferences and American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) teleconferences, free of charge, help keep hospital staff up-to-date on the latest industry developments
    AABB Audio Conference and TAM Schedule
  • In-service Training of hospital 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
  • 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
  • Clinical training support for those pursuing a specialty in blood banking certification
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of donor centers and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities offer hospital staff, community groups, high school students, and others an opportunity to see the future of blood bank testing and research in action

Community and outreach

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, other hospitals, and health-related service organizations to present at meetings, luncheons, or workshops on a variety of topics.  

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Contact Kelly Gillaspie