Revamped for growth, challenge, and transformation!

The 2024 ABC Annual Meeting has been re-envisioned to empower blood centers to not only grow, challenge, and transform but also to lead the way at a dynamic and rapidly changing time. This year, we've engineered an immersive and collaborative experience like never before, incorporating breakout sessions enabling attendees to engage with their peers on the topics most important to them; and a prestigious Awards of Excellence ceremony on Capitol Hill, where winners will be recognized by allies across Congress who advocate for our shared goals. This Annual Meeting is designed to equip a wider array of leaders across blood centers with the tools and insights necessary to elevate their work and the entire blood community.

Grow: Engage in specially curated sessions featuring expert speakers who will delve into the latest developments in operations, science, medicine, technical affairs, and more. These highly tailored sessions are aimed at fostering growth by providing invaluable knowledge and best practices.

Challenge: Immerse yourself in strategy sessions that will challenge the status quo, promote a growth mindset, and ignite innovative ideas that can propel the evolution of blood centers and the blood community. By exploring new approaches and perspectives, these sessions will inspire leaders to think differently and strategize for a successful future.

Transform: Explore actionable strategies and innovative concepts with the potential to transform the blood community and individual blood centers. From innovative case studies to forward-thinking discussions, the program is crafted to inspire transformation and nurture a culture of innovation.

At the 2024 Annual Meeting, leaders across blood centers can anticipate an inspiring and content-rich gathering that is more relevant than ever. Whether in thought-provoking general sessions, targeted breakout discussions, or whole group presentations, this program is designed to facilitate more collaboration and a greater exchange of ideas. This event is a prime opportunity to connect, collaborate, and get the latest knowledge and strategies you need to lead the blood center community into the future.


When and Where

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.



Featured Speakers

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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 us 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.