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. 










No hard copies will be available at the meeting, please upload the presentation pdfs to your electronic viewing device or print out the presentations prior to the meeting. 

Thank you!  

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Register now for the

49th Annual HAABB Spring Meeting
April 19 - April 20, 2016



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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Complete the form below, click submit, and we will e-mail you when new details are available.  




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: 



Julia Larson, Member at Large


Susie Shaw, Member at Large


Miche Swofford, Member-at-Large


Stephanie Larcom, Vendor Represenative


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

Current Officers 2015- 2016:

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

President Elect:  Lynsi Rahorst, MT(ASCP), Community Blood Center,  Kansas City, MO

Past President:  Laurie Wolf, MT(ASCP)SBB, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Vice-President:  Michelle Burgin, MT(ASCP)SBB, Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia, MO
Treasurer:  Diana Moroney, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB, American Red Cross, St. Louis, MO
Secretary:  Mary Signaigo, MT(ASCP), Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO