November 06, 2023
AABB is proud to support Patient Blood Management (PBM) Awareness Week, taking place Nov. 6-10. The Association is dedicated to increasing public and professional understanding of how PBM can improve patient outcomes.
PBM has become a particularly important tool to address the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in significant fluctuations in the supply and need for blood. To support this effort, AABB provides complimentary educational resources in its PBM Toolkit and promotes evidence-based best practices through the Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program.
AABB also encourages those interested in learning more about PBM to complete the Basics In Patient Blood Management education series, in which leading pioneers in the field convened to explain the value of a PBM program and key elements, strategies and tactics for a successful program. AABB members receive complimentary access to this two-part program thanks to the generous support of Haemonetics®.
Additionally, AABB is pleased to offer individual AABB members complimentary access to an AABB on-demand eCast that focuses on PBM strategies to mitigate the impact of low product inventories during times of blood product shortages. This program is available at no cost to AABB members* exclusively during PBM Awareness Week. Non-members may purchase access to the program in the AABB Store or join AABB for complimentary access.
Finally, AABB’s Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO) and Patient Blood Management Subsection meets every other month to discuss the current issues facing PBM programs, review relevant articles and studies through member presentations, and participate in a number of project work groups with a PBM focus. The TSO and PBM Subsection meets the second Wednesday of every other month at 11 a.m. ET. Interested individuals may enroll in the subjection online.
The Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) also released several PBM resources, including a downloadable PBM poster. AABB encourages members to visit the SABM Patient Blood Management Awareness Week web page for additional information and to share their PBM Awareness Week activities using the #PBMAW2023 hashtag.
*Applicable to the single viewer on-demand eCast; registration is required. Offer cannot be applied if program previously purchased.