Revamped, energized, and full of new content!

Join us for a dynamic gathering of the blood community where connection and collaboration take center stage! Designed to empower, our program focuses on advocacy, leadership, operations, and the forefront of science and medicine.

Engage in a diverse range of sessions, including thought-provoking general sessions and targeted breakout sessions.

Immerse yourself in compelling case studies led by both external speakers and blood center experts.

Participate in committee and council meetings where pivotal discussions and strategic decisions are made.

Connect with like-minded professionals during networking events that foster invaluable connections.


About the Event

Located right outside the heart of Washington, DC, the Annual Meeting will bring together blood center executives and national leaders to discuss advocacy and regulatory updates, the latest in science, medicine, and technical affairs, and hot topics facing the industry.

Please plan to join us for the ABC Annual Meeting and Awards of Excellence March 3-6, 2024, at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, VA.


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Revamped for the Changing Landscape!

The Annual Meeting is the cornerstone of connection and collaboration for the blood community, and we invite you and your team members to join us for a revamped, energetic meeting featuring expanded content offerings and a new format. With a focus on advocacy, leadership, operations, and science and medicine, the program will feature a mix of general and breakout sessions, external speakers and blood center-led case studies, committee and council meetings, networking events, and more.

Travel Information

Located close to downtown Washington, DC and steps away from the Pentagon 9/11 memorial, you are close to many attractions our Nation’s Capitol has to offer.

Airport: The closest airport is Reagan National (DCA). The hotel has a metro stop (Pentagon City) nearby or you can take a taxi to the hotel.

Hotel: ABC has secured a discounted rate of $274 for attendees. The deadline to book is Feb. 16, 2024. We sell out each year so please book early.


The ABC Annual Meeting is attended by senior blood center leadership as an opportunity to learn about industry trends in science, medicine and technology as well as engage in blood center leadership. Networking opportunities continue at the Awards of Excellence. Please contact Jeanette Brown to inquire about corporate partnership opportunities and download the 2024 media kit.

Registration Information

We have expanded the program to the meet the needs of the industry. We encourage you to gather key staff members to join you at the 2024 Annual Meeting. Topics will cover areas most important to your medical, operations, and donor-facing teams.

ABC Members: $875

Non-Members: $1,050

Emeritus Member: $190

Industry (non-sponsors or blood center professionals): $3,500

Speakers: If you are a speaker for the meeting, please use your speaker discount code when registering. If you have not received it, please reach out to us and we will send you the code.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: All requests are to be submitted to ABC Member Services. No refunds will be provided 30 days prior to the start of the conference.

Substitution Policy: Substitution of registrations may be made at any time up to the Meeting start date and, in certain cases, on-site. Please contact ABC Member Services to complete a substitution.

If the substitution takes place on-site, the substitute must bring a letter on company letterhead authorizing the substitution.


Join us in Washington, DC

Join us for three days of exceptional speakers and hear what 2024 holds for the blood industry.