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. 









50th Annual Spring

HAABB Meeting





April 18 - April 19, 2017



Harrah's Hotel

One Riverboat Drive

North Kansas City, MO 64116


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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



Gina Gramlich, Secretary, 

to the 2016-2017 

HAABB Board of Directors


HAABB is a volunteer organization that provides educational opportunities for medical laboratory professionals with an emphasis on transfusion medicine.

Current Officers 2016- 2017:

President:  Lynsi Rahorst, MHPE, MT(ASCP), Community Blood Center,  Kansas City, MO

President Elect:  Charles McDonald Jr., MBA, MT(ASCP), Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, KS

Past President:  Jennifer Jung, MT(ASCP), American Red Cross, St. Louis, MO  

Vice-President:  Sue Johnson, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB, Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO

Treasurer:  Diana Moroney, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB, American Red Cross, St. Louis, MO

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