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. 









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Register now for the

47th Annual HAABB Spring Meeting
April 29-April 30, 2014



Harrah's Hotel

One Riverboat Drive

North Kansas City, MO 64116



Visit the Meetings Page for more information


The Spring Meeting Preview includes brief descriptions of the

presentations as well as short bios of the presenting speakers. 




Need a copy of our W-9?  click here

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Beginning in 2011, the HAABB started awarding a matching $500 scholarship to the school of the winning student to be used for educational purposes.  Click on the Student Scholarship tab (above) for more information.




The HAABB welcomes new Board Members: 



Laurie Wolf, President Elect


Barbara Repp, Vice President


Paula Athens, Member-at-Large


Liz Isgriggs, Member-at-Large


HAABB is a volunteer organization that provides educational opportunities for medical laboratory professionals with an emphasis on transfusion medicine.

Current Officers 2013 - 2014:

President:  Michelle Burgin, MT(ASCP)SBB, Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia MO
Vice-President:  Barbara Repp, MT(ASCP), St. Francis Health Center, Topeka KS

President Elect:  Laurie Wolf, MT(ASCP)SBB, University of KS Medical Center, Kansas City KS 

Treasurer:  Charles McDonald Jr, MBA, MT (ASCP), Cerner Corporation, Lenexa KS 

Secretary:  Jennifer Jung, MT (ASCP), American Red Cross, St. Louis MO

Past President Deanne Stephens, MT(ASCP)SBB, University of KS Medical Center, Kansas City KS