Upcoming events

    • Thu, August 22, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
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    This presentation will speak to the history of AABB as a professional organization.  The rationale for AABB Standards and how they are set and revised will be explained.  The use of the AABB accreditation process for risk mitigation and peer to peer performance improvement will be discussed.  Ways to use both the standard process and the assessment to improve your organizations performance will be explained.

    Speaker:  Anne Chenoweth, Senior Director Accreditation and Quality, AABB

    Anne Chenoweth obtained her Masters from Johns Hopkins University and her certification as a quality auditor from the American Society for Quality.  Anne took her first steps toward a career in blood banking and transfusion medicine at the University of Virginia, where she received her bachelor of science/medical technology degree.  She has worked as a medical technologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and as a sales representative for Curtin Mathison Scientific.  Anne was the manager of the transfusion service at Montgomery General Hospital for 20 years.  In that capacity she took a leadership role in numerous redesigns, both operational and organizational.  Anne has worked closely with the African Society for Safety in Blood Transfusion and the Brazilian Association of Hematology and Hemotherapy. 

    • Thu, September 12, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
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    This presentation was so well received at the ADRP Conference in Indianapolis that it is being scheduled again to reach an even broader audience! 

    Blood donation is a safe and common activity that meets a critically important community need.  When adverse events occur, most are mild and consist primarily of hematomas vasovagal reactions (VVRs).  Twi-to-five-percent of whole blood donations result in some manifestations of a VVR, most of which are mild/"pre-faint" in nature.  VVRs can occur from the time the donor arrives at the donation site until well after the donation is complete.  Such reactions have been associated with fear, first-time donor status, young age, low estimated blood volume and body weight, and female gender.  VVRs are particularly frequent in teenage donors. 

    This presentation will review VVR-related research findings and provide recommendations to recruitment, collections, medical and other colleagues for preventing and managing VVRs in teenage donors.

    Speaker:  Dr. Mary Townsend, Senior Medical Director, Vitalant

    Dr. Townsend has a passion for donors.  She has participated in the study and mitigation of donor adverse events for many years with a focus on young donors.  She was a member of the AABB Young Donor Adverse Reaction Group, the AABB Donor Biovigilance Working Group, the ISBT Donor Biovigilance Working Party, and has recently chaired the AABB subgroup of the Donor Biovigilance Working Group to develop a tool for grading severity of donor reactions.  She has presented on the topic of Donor Adverse Events at national and international venues.

Past events

Thu, May 16, 2019 Idea Expo
Tue, May 14, 2019 Vendor Expo & Tradeshow at ADRP 2019 Annual Conference
Tue, May 14, 2019 2019 ADRP Annual Conference
Tue, May 14, 2019 ADRP Pre Conference Session: Collaboration That Inspires a Successful Mobile Automation Program
Tue, May 14, 2019 Versiti Coordinator Workshop
Tue, May 14, 2019 ADRP Pre-Conference Session: Global Landscape - An International Summit
Tue, May 14, 2019 ADRP Pre Conference Session: Harness the Power of Hemasphere: Design your data-driven recruitment strategy
Mon, May 13, 2019 ADRP Pre Conference Activity: Indiana Blood Center Tour
Thu, March 21, 2019 Diversification of the Donor Pool: Identifying Challenges and Highlighting Strategies for Successful Donor Recruitment and Retention
Wed, January 23, 2019 ADRP Webinar: Beyond Customer Service, How Collections Staff Can Build Donor Relationships
Thu, December 13, 2018 How to be selected as a conference speaker or award winner at ADRP 2019
Tue, October 16, 2018 ADRP Webinar: T.R.E.A.T. (Effective Management of Millennials by Millennials)
Thu, July 19, 2018 ADRP Webinar: Ferritin Deferrals A Global Blood Banking Issue
Thu, June 14, 2018 ADRP Webinar: Thank the Donor
Thu, May 10, 2018 ADRP Networking Reception
Wed, May 09, 2018 2018 ADRP Annual Conference
Wed, May 09, 2018 Take Your Automated Collection Program to the Next Level: Strategies to Help Optimize Donor Recruitment & Collections
Wed, May 09, 2018 Calendar Management & Production Planning Workshop
Wed, April 18, 2018 ADRP Webinar: American Rare Donor Program
Tue, March 27, 2018 ADRP Webinar: Everything old is new again (with a fresh coat of paint)
Thu, February 01, 2018 ADRP Webinar: Farm or Fish: A recruiters guide to business development
Wed, December 06, 2017 ADRP Webinar: Grassroots Growth in Mobile Operations
Thu, November 16, 2017 ADRP Webinar: Creating better relationships between Collections and Recruitment
Tue, October 17, 2017 ADRP Webinar: Using Donor Hemovigilance to improve Donor Care and Safety
Thu, September 21, 2017 ADRP Webinar: Free Tools for Success- Recruiter Edition
Thu, August 31, 2017 ADRP webinar, "More with Less..."
Tue, July 25, 2017 July ADRP webinar, “The Elementary Donor”
Wed, June 28, 2017 Understanding The Differences Between Multi-channel and Omni-channel Marketing
Tue, May 02, 2017 Blood Centers of America Reception
Tue, May 02, 2017 ADRP Happy Hour Reception & Prohibition Party
Mon, May 01, 2017 ADRP President's Reception
Mon, May 01, 2017 ADRP Blood Drive Coordinator Workshop
Mon, May 01, 2017 2017 ADRP Annual Conference
Mon, February 27, 2017 ADRP Webinar: How to Use Facebook Live to Build Awareness, Community and Collections
Thu, January 19, 2017 ADRP Webinar: Using Text Messaging to Recruit Donors
Thu, December 08, 2016 ADRP Webinar: Zika and the Blood Supply

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