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Directory of United States SBB Education Programs

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California

American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region

Specialist in Blood Bank Technology and Transfusion Medicine Program
100 Red Cross Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

Telephone:+1.909.859.7496
Fax:+1.909.859.7680
Email: regina.leger@redcross.org
Website: www.redcrossblood.org/socal/communityeducation
Education Coordinator:Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
Program Director:Gina Leger, MSQA, MT(ASCP)SBB, CMQ/OE(ASQ)
Medical Director:Joy Fridey, MD, MBA
Program Begins:January
Application Deadline:October 1st of the prior year
Length:12 months
Stipend:Medical Technologist pay scale*
Tuition (approximate):None
Award:Certificate
Student Capacity:2

NOTES: *Students are full-time employees of American Red Cross during the training year.

Illinois

Rush University Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Program

600 S. Paulina Street 1019-A-AAC
Chicago, IL 60612

Telephone:+1.312.942.2402
Fax:+1.312.942.6464
Email: Laurie_Gillard@rush.edu
Website: www.rushu.rush.edu/cls
Education Coordinator:Laurie Gillard, MS, MT(ASCP) SBB
Program Director:Laurie Gillard, MS, MT(ASCP) SBB
Medical Director:Mark Pool, MD
Program Begins:Fall quarter
Application Deadline:August 15
Length: 12 months (Full Time), Part time available, Online; all students enroll for graduate credit
Stipend:None
Tuition (approximate):$14,000
Award: Certificate. 24 quarter hours Rush University graduate credit. Credits may be used towards a Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Management degree through Rush University.
Student Capacity:25

Louisiana

LifeShare Blood Center

Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Program

Telephone:+1.318.673.1463
Fax:+1.318.227.8317
Email: Katrina.billingsley@lifeshare.org
Website: www.lifeshare.org
Education Coordinator:Katrina Billingsley, MT(ASCP)SBB – Manager, Scientific Support
Program Director:Monica Kalvelage - Executive Director, Technical Operations
Medical Director:Tim G. Peterson, MD
Program Begins:May 1
Application Deadline:January 15
Length: 12 months
Stipend:n/a
Tuition (approximate):$5000
Award: certificate
Student Capacity:6

NOTES: This program is an on-line/distance professional development program to prepare individuals to become a transfusion medicine specialist and attain a certification as an SBB. The program includes on-line didactics, professional development tasks and clinical/ administration/technical rotations requirements that can be completed in the student's location. Students are required to come to Shreveport for a 1-week Orientation in early May.  Students are responsible for all travel expenses. 

University Medical Center New Orleans

(formerly Medical Center of Louisiana)
Blood Bank – Rm 5502
2000 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Telephone:+1.504.702.3558
Fax:+1.504.702.4161
Email: BBEducation@lcmchealth.org
Website: www.umcno.org/sbbprogram
Education Coordinator:Leslie Granier, MT(ASCP)SBB
Program Director:Leslie Granier, MT(ASCP)SBB
Medical Director:Mandy F. O’Leary, MD
Program Begins:March 1
Application Deadline:November 15 (of the previous year)
Length: 12 months distance program
Stipend:None
Tuition (approximate):Current tuition $5000
Award: Certification
Student Capacity:4-8

NOTES: This program is an on-line/distance professional development program to prepare individuals to become a transfusion medicine specialist and attain a certification as an SBB. The program includes on-line didactics, professional development tasks and clinical/ administration/technical rotations requirements that can be completed in the student's location. Students are required to come to New Orleans for a 3-day orientation in early March.  Students are responsible for all travel expenses.
Credits from the SBB program may be applied to the Transfusion Medicine Masters (TRM-MS) degree program at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Maryland

Armed Services Blood Bank Fellowship

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Department of Pathology
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20889

Telephone:+1.301.295.8605
Email: William.L.Turcan.civ@mail.mil
Website: www.militaryblood.dod.mil/fellow
Education Coordinator:William L. Turcan, MT(ASCP)SBB
Program Director: William L. Turcan, MT(ASCP)SBB
Medical Director:Michael L. DeVan, MD
Program Begins:1st week in July
Application Deadline:May 1 of the previous year
Length:12-18 months
Stipend:Active duty military service pay*
Tuition (approximate):Covered by student's military service branch*
Award:Certificate or Certificate and MS**
Student Capacity:8

NOTES: *The program is open to active duty military officers only. **The Master of Science in Health Sciences degree is offered through the George Washington University.

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Program
Sheikh Zayed Tower 3100
1800 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-6667

Telephone:+1.410.502.9584
Fax:+1.410.955.0618
Email: lblagg1@jhmi.edu
Website: http://pathology.jhu.edu/department/divisions/transfusion/sbb.cfm
Education Coordinator:Lorraine N. Blagg, MA,MLS(ASCP)CMSBB

Program Director:

Lorraine N. Blagg, MA,MLS(ASCP)CMSBB
Medical Director:Paul M. Ness, MD
Program Begins:September
Application Deadline:November 30 (of the previous year)
Length:12 months
Stipend:None*
Tuition (approximate):None
Award:Certificate
Student Capacity:3

NOTES: *Though stipends are not granted to students in the Johns Hopkins Specialist in Blood Bank Technology program, employment as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist is provided and mandatory.

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Blood Bank

Specialist in Blood Banking Technology Program
NIH/CC/DTM
Building 10/1C711
10 Center Drive, MSC 1184
Bethesda, MD 20892-1184

Telephone:+1.301.496.8335
Fax:+1.301.496.9990
Email: KByrne@mail.cc.nih.gov
Website: http://www.cc.nih.gov/dtm/research/sbb.html
Education Coordinator:Karen Byrne, MT(ASCP)SBB
Program Director:Traci D. Paige, MT(ASCP)SBBCM
Medical Director:Willy Flegel, MD
Program Begins:July
Application Deadline:December 31
Length:12 months
Stipend:None*
Tuition (approximate):None
Award:Certificate
Student Capacity:3

NOTES: *Though stipends are not granted to students in the NIH program, employment is provided and mandatory. Students are considered part time, temporary employees.

Texas

School of Blood Bank Technology

BioBridge Global
6211 W Interstate 10
San Antonio, TX 78201-2023

University Health System
4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

Telephone:+1.210.731.5555 extension 1360
Fax:+1.210.249.4417
Email: lorena.aranda@qualtexlabs.org
Website: www.biobridgeglobal.org; www.universityhealthsystem.com
Education Coordinator:Lorena Aranda, MSHS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Program Director:Leslie Greebon, MD
Medical Director:Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, MD
Program Begins:June
Application Deadline:January 15
Length:12 months
Stipend:None
Tuition (approximate):$5000
Award:Certificate
Student Capacity:Up to 2-4 on-site and distance students accepted

NOTES: This program is an on-line/distance professional development program to prepare individuals to become a transfusion medicine specialist and attain a certification as an SBB. The program includes on-line didactics, professional development tasks, and clinical/ administration/technical rotations requirements should be completed in the student's location.  This SBB program provides clinical experience through its affiliate members (University Hospital and BioBridge) for on-site students.  Students are required to come to San Antonio for a 1 week orientation in June.  The student is responsible for all travel expenses. 

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston SBB Program

UTMB School of Health Professions – Clinical Laboratory Science Department
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1140

Telephone:+1.409.772.3057
Fax:+1.409.772.3067
Email: lpwalker@utmb.edu
Website: www.utmb.edu/sbb
Education Coordinator:LeeAnn Walker, M.Ed., MT(ASCP)SBB
Program Director:LeeAnn Walker, M.Ed., MT(ASCP)SBB
Medical Director:Barbara Bryant, MD
Program Begins:April
Application Deadline:September 1 (of the previous year)
Length:3 semesters (12 months)
Stipend:None
Tuition (approximate):Tuition (approximate): Standard UTMB graduate tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students. For more information, refer to http://shp.utmb.edu/ClinicalLaboratorySciences/finaid.asp.
Award:Certificate; 16-17 graduate credits
Student Capacity:Up to 25 distance students accepted

NOTES: This program is an on-line/distance professional development program to prepare individuals to become a transfusion medicine specialist and attain a certification as an SBB. The program includes on-line didactics, professional development tasks and clinical/ administration/technical rotations requirements that can be completed in the student's location. Graduate credits (17) from the SBB program may be applied to the Transfusion Medicine Masters (TRM-MS) degree program (additional 23 credits).

Students are required to come to Galveston for a 1-week Orientation in April. If continuing with the TRM-MS program, students must also attend a 4-day on-site Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory session. The student is responsible for all travel expenses.

Wisconsin

BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Specialist in Blood Banking Program
638 North 18th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Telephone:+1.414.937.6271
Fax:+1.414.937.6404
Email: Phyllis.Kirchner@bcw.edu
Website: www.bcw.edu
Education Coordinator:Phyllis Kirchner, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SH, SBBCM
Program Director:Susan T. Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB
Medical Director:Kathleen Puca, MD, MT(ASCP)SBB
Program Begins:September
Application Deadline:April 1
Length:18-24 months
Stipend:None
Tuition (approximate):$983 fee/semester for the 2016-2017 academic year to cover SBB Certificate program*. Fees evaluated on a yearly basis. Students are responsible for 5 semesters of fees. For Master of Science in Transfusion Medicine, Marquette University graduate credit hour rates apply.
Award:Certificate
Student Capacity:4

NOTES: *A $50 application fee to Marquette University's Graduate Program is required for all admitted students. Admitted students are in non-degree status while earning 18 credits from the SBB program. These 18 credits may be used towards a 39/40-credit Master of Science in Transfusion Medicine degree. There is a dual admission policy with BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Marquette University.