QC Conundrums in the Blood Bank

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

Live Program Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 18EL-370 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

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

Director/Moderator: April D. Hord, BB(ASCP)SBB, M.Ed, Clinical Information Systems Analyst, VCU Health, Richmond, VA
Speaker: Frances Ivester, CQA(ASQ),MLS(ASCP),MS, AABB Lead Staff Assessor, AABB, Bethesda, MD

Learning Objectives

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

  • Provide an overview of QC requirements in the blood bank lab.
  • Describe interesting scenarios of testing or equipment where performing QC can be a challenge.
  • Outline various strategies to meet challenging QC scenarios.

Program Description

This program will review quality control (QC) requirements for equipment and testing in the blood bank. Often times there are tests and scenarios that performing QC or elements of QC present a challenge (expired panels, Donath-Landstrirer). Various scenarios of these challenges and possible solutions will be outlined.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register18EL-370-4035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register18EL-370-8035

Continuing Education Credit

AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each to be eligible for 1.0 continuing education credits/contact hours for Physicians, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. The number and type of credits awarded for this program (both live and 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.