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
48th Annual Spring HAABB Meeting





April 21 - April 22, 2015



Harrah's Hotel

One Riverboat Drive

North Kansas City, MO 64116




Print Preliminary Program




Register on-line



Visit the Meetings Page for more information





Exhibitor Registration



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: 



Lynsi Rahorst, Vice President



Sue Johnson, Member-at-Large


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

Current Officers 2014 - 2015:

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

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

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

Treasurer:  Diana Moroney, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB, American Red Cross, St. Louis, MO
Secretary:  Mary Signaigo, MT(ASCP), Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Past President: Michelle Burgin, MT(ASCP)SBB, Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia, MO