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. 








2022 Meetings 

The HAABB Board of Directors is busy

planning the next meeting. 

We hope to have details available soon.

Please check back at a later date or complete the update me form at the bottom of this page to be notified when the details are available.

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!

Fall Meeting Sponsors

HAABB would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our sponsors for their generous contribution to HAABB which has allowed us to to host another virtual meeting.  We would not be able to provide this educational opportunity without their support.



View recordings of the 2020 Virtual Winter Meeting Sessions HERE

View recordings of the 2021 Virtual Summer 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
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.  

The HAABB welcomes back to the board 



Diane Sempek, Member at Large

Laurie Wolf, Member at Large

Marvin Twenter, Member at Large


and is excited to welcome new roles for


Emily Coberly, President

Shay Jones, President Elect

Carrie Easley, Vice President

Michelle Burgin, Member at Large

Kathryn Harrison, Member at Large

to the 2021-2022

HAABB Board of Directors

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Current Officers 2021- 2022:

President:  Emily Coberly, MD, American Red Cross Blood Services, St. Louis, MO

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

President-Elect:  Shay Jones, MLS (ASCP)CM, BBCM, Community Blood Center, Kansas City, MO
Vice-President:  Carrie Easley, MT(ASCP), Stormont Vail Health, Topejka, KS

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

Secretary:  Mary Signaigo, Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO