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. 








HAABB Fall Meeting

September 10, 2019


Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Forest Park

2111 Sulphur Drive

St. Louis, MO 63139



The 2019-2020 HAABB Board of Directors 

has planned a fabulous program

for the 2019 HAABB Fall Meeting!  


This year's program includes many wonderful speakers and even some of the board members.

 You don't want to miss this 

excellent educational opportunity!

For more information,

visit our MEETINGS page.




After attending a day of HAABB lectures, 

be sure to Get Your Hands Dirty at the 


You can register at 
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
Need a copy of our W-9?  click here

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Complete the form below, click submit, and we will e-mail you when new details are available.  


Beginning in 2011, the HAABB started awarding a matching $500 scholarship to the school of the winning student to be used for educational purposes.  Click on the Student Scholarship tab (above) for more information.

The HAABB welcomes new member



Carrie Easley, Member at Large


and welcomes back 


Diana Moroney, President-Elect

Gagan Mathur, Vice President

Beth Jones, Member at Large

Krystal Tray, Member at Large

to the 2019-2020

HAABB Board of Directors

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Current Officers 2019- 2020:

President:  Michelle Burgin, MT(ASCP)SBB, Bothwell Regional, Sedalia,  KS

Past President:  Faith Nilhas, MLS(ASCP)CM, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS

President Elect:  Diana Moroney, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB, American Red Cross Blood Services, St. Louis, MO

Vice-President:  Gagan Mathur, MD, MBA, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Treasurer:  Gina Gramlich, MT(ASCP), SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City, MO

Secretary:  Megan Dupont, Community Blood Center, Kansas City, MO