ADRP, an international division of ABC, has over 20 countries represented within its subscriber base. It is committed to providing education and networking opportunities to blood banking professionals. ADRP draws upon the vast knowledge and experience of its global subscribers to champion and forge excellence within the blood donation industry.
The ADRP International Committee was established to promote activities, services and outreach to donor recruitment professionals beyond the ADRP's traditional membership base in North America. It is charged with building organizational and industry awareness of worldwide blood center challenges. The committee's ongoing initiatives include:
ADRP Vice President Presents in China
Sponsored by Terumo BCT, Jennifer Charbonneaux, ADRP Vice President and Senior Director of Donor Care for Vitalant was fortunate to be asked to represent ADRP in China. Speaking on “The Global Experience of Blood Donation Recruitment from an American Marketing Perspective”, Jennifer attended three conferences in China. The Haihe International Blood Transfusion Conference was held in Tianjin and was attended by approximately 350 industry professionals.
The Ningbo Blood Center sponsored the Apheresis Donation Process Management and Risk Control conference. Over 100 donor relations professionals attended the Donor Recruitment Experience Sharing Forum sponsored by Terumo at the Ningbo Marriott. Touring both the Tianjin and the Ningbo Blood Centers, Jennifer was able to gain an in-depth look at how the industry operates in and around these areas. Everyone was extremely gracious and expressed a desire to further the relationship and opportunity for learning between the United States and China’s transfusion medicine professionals.
This is the sixth trip to China by an ADRP representative to share donor recruitment and collections techniques with our international colleagues.
Jennifer Chabonneaux presenting in China.
ADRP Vice President, Jennifer Charbonneaux, with leaders of CSBT in Xiamen, China.
2020 International Summit
ADRP will once again host the International Summit during pre-conference activities in Phoenix, AZ. The summit was a great success during the 2020 ADRP conference with more than 25 attendees from around the globe. Participants have the opportunity to introduce their blood-collecting organization and obstacles faced in their country to meeting patient needs. Smaller groups will then tackle these challenges in round table discussions before providing feedback to the larger group. The International Summit brings unique perspectives and experience from many different countries and allows attendees a valuable networking opportunity.
Those who register for the International Summit will be sent a brief survey prior to the annual conference to plan the workshop content. This pre-conference activity is available to all international ADRP conference attendees who want to learn more about blood collection around the world (registration required). The International Summit will take place on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 9:00 am to Noon at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.