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 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

These courses cover basic blood banking topics and are intended for generalist technologists wanting a blood bank refresher, MLS 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.

2020 Program Schedule

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

    Welcome to blood banking! This 2-day introductory course is ideal for students and generalists wishing to "brush up" on their blood banking knowledge and skills. Topics begin at a basic level and move toward resolution of more complex antibody workups. Registration is required.   Level of Instruction: Basic
    Tentative Agenda
  • Experience in Blood Banking: Advanced Course
    April 1, 2020
    Experience the complexities of blood banking! This course is ONE DAY ONLY and all NEW content - ideal for the skilled blood banker and blood bank supervisors. These are all new talks, so plan to register even if you’ve attended before! Registration is required.  Level of Instruction: Advanced

Registration opens February 3, 2020

These courses are free to Community Blood Center customers, but space is limited.  All courses will be held at Community Blood Center of Kansas City located at 4040 Main St, Kansas City, MO.

If you have any questions about Community Blood Center's Experience in Blood Banking courses, please email EBB@cbckc.org or call the IRL at 816-968-4053.