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June 2021

ABC Webinar: Blood Product Manufacturing: Driving efficiencies by automating exception processes

June 2, 2021 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Join Leann Polson, BS, MHA, MT(ASCP), Blood Bank Operations Supervisor at Children's Hospital Colorado, as she discusses how they implemented several processes to enhance exception management to maximize efficient use of their blood supply during this past year. She will also walk through processes they put in place around platelet sampling, antigen typing, and TRALI mitigation. You will learn what the new processes are, how they built them, and some of their results. Children’s Hospital Colorado, a private, nonprofit pediatric…

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August 2021

ABC 2021 Medical Directors Workshop

August 4, 2021
Westin Cleveland Downtown, 777 Saint Clair Ave, NE
Cleveland, OH United States
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At this year’s MD Workshop and Summer Summit, we are offering both in-person and virtual registration options. Over the course of two days, you will join leaders from across the industry to focus on the latest research, future of blood centers, and what changes need to be made to continue to meet future demands. There will be lively case study rounds, interactive discussions, and many opportunities to connect with your colleagues in person.  

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ABC 2021 Summer Summit

August 5, 2021 - August 6, 2021
Westin Cleveland Downtown, 777 Saint Clair Ave, NE
Cleveland, OH United States
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At this year’s MD Workshop and Summer Summit, we are offering both in-person and virtual registration options. Over the course of two days, you will join leaders from across the industry to focus on the latest research, future of blood centers, and what changes need to be made to continue to meet future demands. There will be lively case study rounds, interactive discussions, and many opportunities to connect with your colleagues in person.  

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Webinar: Why Automation?

August 11, 2021 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Join a panel of community blood center speakers as they share their experiences in automation and how to make the most out of every drop. At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to: • Describe how automation can ensure that they are able to make the most out of every drop of blood by utilizing advanced technology in blood collection and component processes • Utilize estimated blood volume features to lead to a safer donation for each…

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2021 ADRP Annual Conference

August 17, 2021 - August 19, 2021
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 West 12th St.
Kansas City, MO United States

Registration is now open! As the industry’s leading conference for blood donor facing professionals in the areas of collections, communications, public relations, marketing and recruitment, the ADRP Annual Conference will not disappoint. Program will be released May 2021. Register today and secure your hotel accommodations.

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March 2022

2022 ABC Annual Meeting

March 7 - March 9
The Ritz-Carlton, 1250 S Hayes St
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

The ABC Annual Meeting is attended by senior blood center leadership as an opportunity to learn about industry trends in science, medical and technology as well as engage in blood center leadership. Networking opportunities continue at the Awards of Excellence. Learn more.

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2022 Virtual Advocacy Day

March 16 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Let your voices by heard. We are excited to continue to make our voices heard on Capitol Hill. Even though we can’t physically be on the Hill this year, we will arrange for virtual visits with your Senators and Representatives. Take advantage of this virtual setting to gather your team together and participate in what is sure to be a great day. Separate registration will be required and limited to ABC members only.

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April 2022

2022 Technical and Quality Workshop

April 4 - April 7
Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown, 501 S 4th St
Louisville, KY United States
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More information coming soon! You will be able to register for all or just part of the schedule. Tentative Schedule: 4/4 PM                1/2- Day BCA IRL Networking Conference 4/5 AM              1/2- Day BCA Disease Symposium 4/5 PM                ABC TD/Lab Workshop 4/6 (all day)       ABC Joint TD/QA Workshop 4/7 (all day)       ABC Quality Workshop   Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Jeanette Brown or download the 2022 Prospectus. 

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May 2022

2022 ADRP Annual Conference

May 10 - May 12

As the industry’s leading conference for blood donor facing professionals in the areas of collections, communications, public relations, marketing and recruitment, the ADRP Annual Conference will not disappoint. Program will be released January 2022. Hotel reservations are now open. Learn more.

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June 2022

2022 World Blood Donor Day

June 14

Did you know blood is always needed? It is easy for you to make a difference this summer by finding your local blood center and scheduling an appointment to donate to celebrate World Blood Donor Day.

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