WELCOME TO THE HAABB!

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Your Calendars!!

HAABB's next VIRTUAL event is the 2023 Winter Meeting


The Heart of America Association of Blood Banks' Board of Directors 

is excited to announce the upcoming 2023 Winter Virtual Meeting.


From January 11th - 31st, 2023, HAABB will be hosting

a weekly webinar series from 1:00 - 2:30 PM CDT.  


Registration details will be posted on our website soon!  

To be automatically notified when registration 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!



2020-2022 VIRTUAL MEETING RECORDINGS

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.







 
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THANK YOU!
 
 
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
THANK YOU!
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HAABB is excited to welcome to the 2022-2023

HAABB Board of Directors

 

Gabe Metzler, Secretary

Brain Easley, Treasurer

Dr. Zhan Ye, Member at Large

Dr. Natalie Malvik, Member at Large

Craig Jackson, Vendor Representative

Jovona Powelson, Vendor Representative


 

and new roles for

 

Shay Jones, President

Mary Signaigo, President Elect

Kathryn Harrison, Vice President


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Current Officers 2022- 2023:

President:  Shay Jones, MLS (ASCP)CM, BBCM, Community Blood Center, Kansas City, MO

Past President:  Emily Coberly, MD, American Red Cross Blood Services, St. Louis, MO
President-Elect: Mary Signaigo, MT(ASCP), Mercy Hospital St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

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