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. 









49th Annual Spring HAABB Meeting





April 19 - April 20, 2016



Harrah's Hotel

One Riverboat Drive

North Kansas City, MO 64116


Attendee Registration:  COMING SOON


Exhibitor Registration:  COMING SOON 

Spring Meeting Preview:  COMING SOON

The Spring Meeting Preview

includes brief descriptions of the
presentations as well as short
bios of the presenting speakers. 


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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: 



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