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Temporarily Left Workforce (TLW)

​Any individual who is actively involved in transfusion medicine, patient blood management or cellular therapies.

The TLW category is available to members in Physician (MD) and PhD and Healthcare membership categories who are currently not working due to one of the following circumstances:

  • Unemployment
  • Medical leave (health or disability prevents gainful employment)
  • Family leave (left the workforce to care for family members full time)
  • Education leave (enrolled full time in a formal education program)


AABB has many member benefits including:

  • The new AABB HUB (online community)
  • Access to CareerLink – The AABB place to post or look for job openings
  • Complimentary electronic subscriptions to TRANSFUSION, AABB News, AABB Weekly Report, AABB News Flash and AABB SmartBrief
  • Association Bulletins
  • Online educational tools
  • Access to the AABB Membership Directory
  • Discounts on publications, audio conferences and registration fees for AABB Annual Meeting
  • Voting privileges
  • Click here to see all the member benefits


Temporarily Left Workforce (TLW): $75 (1 year membership)

Individual membership dues are on an anniversary cycle. For new members, anniversary date is defined as the day your payment is received for membership. Example: May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016; February 22, 2015 - February 21, 2016, etc. For renewing members the anniversary date is January 1. This category of membership is restricted for no more than two membership cycles, which could be consecutive or nonconsecutive. After that time, you will be required to move into the Physician and PhD or Healthcare Professional membership category. All benefits in this category are electronic only.

Membership dues must be paid prior to admission or reinstatement of membership, and to maintain membership in AABB.

Review AABB Code of Ethics and Bylaws.


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