Changes to the 31st Edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services

Please note: AABB reserves the right to make updates to this program

Live Program Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 18EL-300 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Quality Education
Topic:  Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Managers/Supervisors, Physicians, Technologists
Teaching Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Director/ Moderator: Patrick W. Ooley MS, MT(ASCP), CQA(ASQ)CMQ/OE, Corporate Director of Quality Operations, Blood Systems, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ
Speakers: Richard Gammon, MD, Medical Director, One Blood Inc, Orlando, FL; Kaaron Benson, MD, Medical Director, Blood Bank, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; Susan Wilson, BS, MT(ASCP)SBB, Quality Director, Blood Systems, Inc, Santa Barbara, CA

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for revised requirements.
  • Identify existing policies, processes and procedures that may need to be changed in order to conform to the 31st edition.
  • Identify ways to implement the new and revised requirements.

Program Description

Introducing the 31st edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services. The speakers will summarize the new and revised requirements incorporated into the 31st Edition. In addition, the rationale for the changes will be reviewed.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register18EL-300-4035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register18EL-300-8035

Continuing Education Credit

AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each to be eligible for 1.5 continuing education credits/contact hours for Physicians, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. The final number of credits and credit types awarded for this program (live or on-demand) was determined by the program duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of the program.