Changes to the 32nd Edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 PM (GMT)
Master Program Number: 20EL-505 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Quality Education
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Directors, Donor Recruitment Staff, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Scientists, Technologists, Transfusion Safety officers
Teaching Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Director/Moderator: Richard R. Gammon, MD, Medical Director, OneBlood, Orlando, FL
Speakers: Susan Galel, MD, Senior Director of Medical Affairs, Blood Screening, Roche Molecular Systems, San Francisco, CA; Maureen A. Beaton, MT(ASCP)BB, CQA(ASQ), Manager, Transfusion Services, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Susan M. Wilson, BS, MT(ASCP)SBB, Quality Manager, Vitalant, Phoenix, AZ

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 32nd Edition.
  • Identify ways to implement the new and revised requirements.

Program Description

Introducing the AABB 32nd Edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services. The speakers will summarize the new and revised requirements incorporated into the 32nd Edition. In addition, the rationale for the changes will be reviewed.

Registration

   Program #
Single Viewer: Live Register20EL-505-2035
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register20EL-505-4035
Group Viewing: Live Register20EL-505-6035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register20EL-505-8035
Group Viewing: Live & On-Demand Register20EL-505-9935

Continuing Education Credit

AABB estimates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each to be eligible for 1.5 continuing education credits/contact hours for California Nurse, California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. The final number of credit(s) and credit types awarded for this program (live or on-demand) will be determined by the program duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage. Please note: continuing medical education credits (CME) for physicians is not available for this program.

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Richard Gammon Dr. Richard Gammon is a subject matter expert in the area of patient blood management. His programs provide hospitals with current evidenced-based transfusion thresholds, management of the transfusion committee and emphasize the importance of appropriate transfusions. Dr. Gammon holds Board Certifications in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine as well as Clinical Pathology. He is a Medical Director for OneBlood and Transfusion Medicine Specialists and an Assistant Professor of Pathology for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at NOVA Southeastern University College of Allopathic Medicine.

Dr. Susan Galel Dr. Susan Galel has been Senior Director of Medical Affairs, Blood Screening at Roche Molecular Diagnostics since 2014. Prior to this she served for many years as Medical Director of the blood donor center and donor testing laboratory at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and as Associate Director of the Stanford Hospital Transfusion Service. Dr. Galel received her MD degree from Harvard Medical School and completed clinical training in pediatrics, pediatric hematology/oncology, and transfusion medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Galel has served on multiple AABB committees and has authored numerous manuscripts and book chapters on transfusion medicine and donor infectious disease screening. Dr. Galel currently chairs Work Group 1 of the Blood Banks and Transfusion Services Standards Committee, which covers the standards governing donor qualification and collection, component production and storage, and donor testing.