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. 








Please refer to the drop-down menu under the "Meetings" navigation prompt at the top of this page to see reviews of our past meetings and recordings of our past virtual meetings.

HAABB 2022 Virtual

Summer Meeting Review


The first session of the HAABB 2022 Virtual Summer Meeting went live on 06/15/2022 at 1:00p and lasted a little over an hour and 45 minutes.  The session began with a message from our HAABB President, Shay Jones, who was hosting the meeting from his hotel room in Hawaii.  The first session featured two fantastic speakers!! 

Dr. Justin Kreuter, MD, Assistant Professor

of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology from the Mayo Clinic presented

 Trauma Whole Blood: Back to the Future

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HIs presentation was followed by Julie Kirkegaard MT(ASCP)SBB

from Community Blood Center who presented a case study titled

Workups Are Like A Box Of Chocolates... You Never Know What You Are Going To Get!

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The second session of the HAABB Virtual Summer Meeting was held on 06/22/2022 from 1:00-2:30 PM CDT.  This session featured

Courtney E. Lawrence, MD, MS from American Red Cross.  Dr Lawrence is the Medical Director at the Virginia Region.  She presented Transfusion Strategies In Sickle Cell Disease:  Making Every Unit Count.  

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Following Dr. Lawrence, a case study was presented by Gina Folk MSHS, MLSCMSBBCM from Community Blood Center.  Gina's case study was titled ABC, Easy As 123: A Sickle Cell Patient With Multiple Antibodies.

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The third session of the HAABB Virtual Summer Meeting

was held on 06/29/2022 from 1:00-2:30 PM CDT.  

This session featured Lynsi Rahorst MHPE, MT(ASCP)SBBCM from

New York Blood Center Enterprises presenting Education and Training in the Blood Bank.

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Lynsi's presentation was followed by Misty Huddleson MLS (ASCP)CM from American Red Cross who presented a case study titled: EUREKA! Laboratory Aha Moments.

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