The Heart of America Association of Blood Banks is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to improving Transfusion Medicine by fostering the exchange of information and bringing education opportunities to blood bank and transfusion medicine professionals.  The HAABB hosts two annual meetings for the Kansas City & St Louis areas. 








Call for Recommendations - 

HAABB 2024-2025 Board of Directors is closed.

The slate of nominees has been determined.  


Registration now available

for the

57th Annual HAABB

Spring Meeting


May 8 & 9, 2024

Visit our MEETINGS page for more details and to register.

If you are a vendor interested in exhibiting at our 2024 Spring Meeting, 

To be automatically notified when details are available,

use the Keep Me Updated form at the bottom of this page.

Until then, please feel free to view the recordings our previous virtual meeting sessions using the links found at the bottom of this page.   

HAABB is a nonprofit organization, and throughout the pandemic we have been proud to provide virtual educational opportunities for healthcare professionals free of charge. Additionally, we have continued to support regional MLS or MLT students via our annual scholarship program.

Please consider supporting the HAABB by becoming a member ($20 annual membership) here: membership


or by making a $5 donation to help cover our virtual meeting costs here: 

We appreciate your support!


View recordings of the 2020 Virtual Winter Meeting Sessions HERE

View recordings of the 2021 Virtual Summer Meeting Sessions HERE.

View recordings of the 2021 Virtual Fall Meeting Sessions HERE

View recordings of the 2022 Virtual Summer Meeting Sessions HERE.

View recordings of the 2023 Virtual Winter Meeting Sessions HERE.

HAABB has been providing blood bank and transfusion medicine education to the "Heart of America" for over 50 years!  We could not have done this without YOU!!  Your attendance at these meetings is what drives us to continue each year!  We also could not have done this without the support of speakers who want to share their knowledge and vendors who give us tremendous support. 

So to all of you, HAABB says
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HAABB is excited to welcome to the 2023-2024

HAABB Board of Directors


Carrie Easley, President Elect

Randi Anderson, Member at Large

Bradley Lanford, Member at Large

Maxwell VanKirk, Member at Large

David Harsh, Vendor Representative


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Current Officers 2023- 2024:

President:  Mary Signaigo, MT(ASCP), Mercy Hospital St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Past President:  Shay Jones, MLS (ASCP)CM, BBCM, The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS

President-Elect: Carrrie Easley, MLS (ASCP)SBBCM, Stormont Vail Health, Tpoeka, KS

Vice-President:  Kathryn Harrison, MT(ASCP)SBBCM, WellSky, Overland Park, KS 

Treasurer:  Brian Easley, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBBCM, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Secretary:  Gabe Metzler, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBBCM, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO