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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the

      Winners

                are...

2020 "The Effectiveness of Blood Products Donated by Active Smokers"

~ Drew Lichtenstein, Mercy Hospital St. Louis School of Clinical Laboratory Science, St. Louis, MO

Click here to read the 2020 Winning Paper



2019 "Critical Value Reporting and Effective Comunication in Transfusion Medicine" 

~ Eleanor Sis, Clinical Laboratory Sciences at The KU Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Click here to read the 2019 Winning Paper



2018 "Pathogen Inactivation Technologies for Blood Components"

~ Janna Boerger, Mercy Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science, St. Louis, MO

Click here to read the 2018 Winning Paper



2017"Alternative and Non-Traditional Treatments for Graft Versus Host Disease"

~ Bethany Reid, Mercy Hospital School of CLS, St. Louis, MO


2016 "Artificial Platelets"
~ Christina Chavez, Mercy Hospital School of CLS, St. Louis, MO

2015 "A Review of Developments in Synthetic Blood Products"
~ Samuel Phillips, Mercy Hospital School of CLS, St. Louis, MO
Click here to read this 2015 Winning Paper

and
“The Role of Blood Banking During an Ebola Outbreak”

~Alexis Carpenter, Saint Luke's Hospital CLS Program, Kansas City, MO

Click here to read this 2015 Winning Paper



2014 "Discrimination in the Blood Donor Policy"
~Angela Newton, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, CLS program
 

2013 "The Introduction of Molecular Methods to Blood Banking"
~Laura DeLozier, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, CLS program
 

2012 "Potential Applications of Maldi-TOF MS for the Immunohematology Laboratory"
~Robert Fischer, St. Louis Community College, Forest Park, MO, CLS program
Click here to read the 2012 Winning Paper
 

2011 "TACO versus TRALI"
~Merlena Benware, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO, CLS Program


2010 "The Transfusion Exclusion: Female Platelet Donor Relevance in TRALI Cases"

~Melody Boudreaux,  North Kansas City Hospital, CLS Program



2009 "An overview of methods for diagnosing Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus" 
~Maureen O'Dowd, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO, CLS program

  Click here to read the 2009 Winning Paper

 


2008 "A Survey of Blood Donors: Motives and Obstacles in Donating Blood"

~Ayesha Ahmed, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, CLS program



2007 "Pediatric Heart Transplantation and ABO Compatibility"

~Hilary Beck, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO, CLS program

2011: "TACO versus TRALI" 

                  ~Merlena Benware, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO,

                             CLS Program


2011: "TACO versus TRALI" 

                  ~Merlena Benware, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO,

                             CLS Program


2011: "TACO versus TRALI" 

                  ~Merlena Benware, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO,

                             CLS Program