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 2020-2021 Board of Directors is now closed.  

The slate of nominees has been determined and will be presented for approval to the HAABB membership at the Annual Business Meeting.


The Annual Business meeting will be conducted virtually with the 

2019 HAABB membership at a date and time to be determined.

Details will be sent when available to those members

who provided their e-mail addresses to us.  

Due to the CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19, the HAABB Board

of Directors has regretfully decided to cancel the 

53rd Annual Spring Meeting

that was to be held at Harrah's in Kansas City, MO

on Tuesday and Wednesday,

April 28 & 29, 2020. 


We are planning to host our next meeting in the fall in St. Louis, MO.  Important meeting details will be posted as soon as they are available.  Please, use the form at the bottom of this page to be e-mailed when updates are available.  

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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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