Experience in Blood Banking

Every year, Community Blood Center is proud to offer educational courses for blood bankers, residents and fellows, and clinical laboratory science students.  Experience in Blood Banking courses are 2-day, lecture-based courses and attendees receive PACE continuing education credits.  These courses are free for all Community Blood Center customers, but registration is required.

Experience in Blood Banking: 101
This course covers basic blood banking topics and are intended for generalist technologists wanting a blood bank refresher, CLS students, and anyone else in the transfusion community who can benefit from an introductory course.

Experience in Blood Banking: Advanced
This course features new lectures annually, includes hot topics in blood banking and transfusion medicine and is designed for experienced technologists and blood bank supervisors/managers.

Attendance in 2019 was the highest ever, with over 115 technologists, students and clinicians from local and regional hospitals attending. Due to the high demand we have expanded our program to provide two 101 sessions. Click the following links to view the programs for the 2019 courses.

SAVE THE DATES!  Experience in Blood Banking: 2020
The following tentative dates have been set for 2020:

  • February 25-26, 2020: Experience in Blood Banking: 101
  • March 3-4, 2020: Experience in Blood Banking: 101
  • April 1, 2020:  Experience in Blood Banking: Advanced

Registration opens approximately one month prior to the courses.  Stay tuned for more information!

If you have any questions about Community Blood Center's Experience in Blood Banking courses, please email EBB@cbckc.org.