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July 2019

2019 Summer Summit & Medical Directors Workshop

July 30, 2019 - August 1, 2019
Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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This year’s newly-designed ABC Summer Meeting, now known as the “Summer Summit,” will convene thought leaders from across the industry to focus on the future of blood centers and the transfusion medicine community. This year’s theme “Defining and Promoting Innovation in the Blood Sector” will feature leaders from outside the industry, case studies from your peers, and interactive peer roundtable discussions. Please join us for this one-of-a-kind experience to be inspired! Monday, July 29 ADRP Board Meeting BCA Medical Directors…

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March 2020

2020 ABC Annual Meeting

March 9, 2020 - March 11, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton, 1250 S Hayes St
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

View complete agenda and register today! This year’s meeting will once again have a central focus on areas of scientific, medical technical (SMT), and advocacy. From implementation challenges for the new bacterial guidance to the operational complexities entailed in gender identification, the SMT Forum will focus on current key issues which will ultimately affect blood center bottom-lines. In addition, advocacy issues will address both internal and external needs ranging from health policy and reimbursement to donor motivations.   ADVOCACY DAY…

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June 2020

World Blood Donor Day

June 14, 2020

On June 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) and countries around the globe will recognize World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), the annual celebration of blood donors aimed at raising awareness of the ongoing need for blood. This year, ADRP, an international division of America’s Blood Centers has also developed a toolkit of resources to assist donor centers in promoting World Blood Donor Day. The organization is encouraging all blood centers to use these resources in the days leading up to…

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July 2020

ABC Virtual 2020 Summer Summit

July 14, 2020 - July 16, 2020

July 14 & July 16, 2020 This year's Summit will convene thought leaders from across the industry to focus on the future of blood centers and the transfusion medicine community. In this time of change, this year's theme is "Nimble is the New Normal". Sessions will feature case studies, lively interactive discussions and an update from the FDA. Registration is now open!  

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ABC Virtual 2020 Medical Directors Workshop

July 21, 2020 - July 22, 2020

July 21 & 22, 2020 Reimagined as a virtual event, the 2020 Medical Directors Workshop will not disappoint. Sessions will cover updates on COVID-19 testing, utilization of whole blood in hospitals/ERs, experience in lowering the platelet component dosage, along with interactive case study rounds. Registration is now open.  

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September 2020

2020 ADRP Digital Marketing Solutions Virtual Master Class

September 16, 2020 / 11:00 am - September 30, 2020 / 4:00 pm

THREE DAY, DIGITAL MARKETING CONFERENCE - SEPTEMBER 16 / 23 / 30 Join us for one-of-a-kind event as you delve into the latest in digital marketing and how to utilize these tools to enhance your recruitment and donor experience efforts. Moving beyond the basics, you will hear case studies, explore strategies to build media relationships, train in latest social media outlets and develop the know-how on creating and implementing campaigns that make a difference. You will not just be listening…

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November 2020

2020 ADRP Virtual Annual Conference

November 16, 2020 - November 18, 2020
Virtual

As the industry’s leading conference for blood donor facing professionals in the areas of collections, communications, public relations, marketing and recruitment, ADRP's focus this year, Charting the Course to Excellence, will delve into each step of the donor journey and provide proven solutions for how staff from all aspects of the blood center can work together to achieve the best possible outcomes. Learn more.

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March 2021

2021 ABC Virtual Annual Meeting

March 8 - March 12

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.   Registration is now open.

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May 2021

ADRP Master Class: Elevate Your Donor Journey

May 12 - May 13
Virtual

Wondering what that magic trick to getting blood donors to return time and time again? How about ensuring all of your staff are providing the same level of service to each blood donor, no matter what their role is? Lastly, how does your current company culture affect how you provide an exceptional donor experience?  We are excited to have speakers from a variety of sized blood donor centers, Chick-fil-A, Customer Experience Professional Association (CXPA), Ritz Carlton, and many more! Registration…

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June 2021

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

June 2 / 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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