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. 










The HAABB is offering a scholarship gift in the amount of $500 to the MLS or MLT student attending an area program who submits the best paper on a Transfusion Medicine topic.  HAABB is pleased to announce that we will also be awarding a matching scholarship of $500 to the winning student's program.  We hope that this award will promote an interest in research, development, and continuing education in the field of blood banking.

The paper should be 2-5 pages, double spaced and should be relevant to today's

blood banking field.  Topics can cover technical advances, current trends, experimental

work or controversial issues in the field of blood banking, transfusion medicine, and cellular or gene therapies.


The format of the paper should include a Title, an Introduction, Discussion, Conclusions, and References. Please refer to the grading rubric which will be used to judge the scholarship papers. 


Deadline for submission is March 15, 2021.  Only the first 10 papers received prior to the deadline will be considered.  The scholarship will be awarded in April and the individual selected will be given the option of presenting their paper at the Annual Spring Meeting in April 2021.  Registration for the meeting will be paid by HAABB.  The winning paper will be placed on the HAABB website following the Spring Meeting. 


The other applicants submitting papers considered for the scholarship will receive a $25 gift card for participating.  In addition, all submissions will be displayed at the Annual Spring Meeting for members to review.


Entries remain the property of HAABB.  Please keep a copy for yourself.




Complete the application form (below) and send it with your Transfusion Medicine paper to the following HAABB Education Committee Member:  TBD


NOTE:  Applications must arrive by March 15, 2020. Scholarship selection will be made at the April HAABB Board of Directors meeting