Educating & Empowering Blood Center Professionals Worldwide

Preliminary Program

Subject to change.

AUGUST 17-19, 2021
Kansas City, MO

Session Descriptions

Solution Session: Join us as we collaborate with our industry partners to work on solutions that enhance donor center efficiency and the overall donor experience.

Abstracts: A one-hour in-depth presentation with Q&A on a specific topic

Point of View: You are invited to share your point of view on key topics and learn from the perspective of others.  Two minutes windows will be available for attendees to make statements or ask questions regarding the topics.  With careful consideration of ideas, together we can work together toward tomorrow.

Roundtables: Select a topic and join others in an intimate setting and walk away with ideas to implement back in the office.

Quick Hits: Fast-paced presentation to jumpstart action.

August 17
Pre-conference Workshop: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

 Time  Topic
 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

 Pre-Conference Workshop Sponsored by Fresenius-Kabi
 1:00 - 2:00 pm
 Opening Session with a Public Awareness

 2:00 -2:15 pm

 2:15 - 3:15 pm
 Opening Keynote: Wisdom of Walt 
Jeff Barnes

 3:15 - 3:30 pm

 3:30 - 5:00 pm
 Panel Discussion - Diversity and Inclusivity
Vida Cater - Versiti; 
Sarina Swan, Vitalant; Patricia Quinn, American Red Cross

 5:00 - 6:30 pm 
 Expo Opening and Reception

August 18

 Time Topic  Topic  Topic 
 8:30 - 9:30 am Abstract: Cultivating Powerful Relationships to Grow Community Engagement Danielle West, LifeServe Blood Center Abstract: Keeping High School Students Engaged - Virtual High School Workshop Brad Terry, Patrick Mulheron and Kenda Burnham, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks
Abstract: Integrating Donor Translation Services into Blood Center Operations 
Dawn Kaiser, Versiti, Pete Lux, ImpactLife
 9:30 - 9:45 am

 9:45 - 10:10 Solution Session #1
Sponsored by HealthAware
Solution Session #2

Solution Session #3
 10:15 - 10:45 am Point of View Session: What are you keeping from the pandemic? Moderator: Theresa Pina Point of View Session: Motivation in Donor Recruitment?
Moderator: Lindsay Hix, OBI
Point of View Session: Engaging the Media, Moderator: Susan Forbes, OneBlood

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Roundtables, Lunch and Exhibit Hall: Due to the nature of the roundtables, to ensure the highest value of interaction, attendees will be split into two groups. While Group 1 is attending the roundtables, Group 2 will have lunch and visit the exhibit hall. At the end of the hour, the two groups will switch. 

Round 1 Roundtables Topics (30 min)

  • Post Pandemic - The good, the bad the ugly - how blood centers must change Andrea Cefarelli, NYBCe
  • Fight COVID with COVID: A targeted CCP Outreach Campaign Jonette Correia, Blood Bank of Hawaii
  • Stop, Drop, and Rolled into 2020 Kathy Daggett, Versiti
  • Lifesaving Commerce - How chambers of commerce helped us survive the pandemic Kaylene Reeves, Community Blood Center of Kansas City NYBCe
  • Motivating Recruitment Success: Starting with structure, performance monitoring, and incentives Holly Yates, ImpactLife
  • Host Engagement - What can be done in a pandemic? Emily Alanis, Joe McGrath, Versiti
Round 2 Roundtables Topics (30 min) 
  • Leading from Within: How focusing on our wellness can make us better leaders Marisa Saint Martin, One Blood
  • Leveraging your App to build your partner engagement Danielle Leguard, Canadian Blood Services
  • Donor Recruitment FAQs Jim Watts, ImpactLife
  • Volunteer Programs Kelli Rai Smith, Versiti
  • Impact to Donation Screening Times Pete Lux, ImpactLife
  • Utilizing Volunteers to Enhance Productivity and Lower Expenses Kyle Charles, LifeServe Blood Center
 Time  Topic  Topic  Topic
 1:00 - 1:55 pm

 Panel: Collections Turnover and Retention
Jeannie Mascolino, NYBCe; Benjamin Prijatel, LifeShare Blood Center
 Panel: Donor Recruitment Management Shift...What now? Brittany Sigel, Vitalant; Stephanie Nunez-Leos, South Texas Blood and Tissue, Amanda Farrell, ConnectLife  Panel - TBD 
 2:00 - 3:00 pm

 Abstract: 4-Part partnership with hospitals to raise awareness on chronic deficit in blood donation 
Andrea Cefarelli, NYBCe
Abstract: Taking Blood Drives Virtual 
Randee Toler and Sarah Wering, Vitalant
Abstract: Engaging Donors Using Data-Driven Custom Texting Programs/Change the World, One Click at a Time Amanda Hess, Tara Matheson, Emily Roebuck,  Stephanie Sampiller, Riley Fox, and Lori Arguello, ImpactLife
 3:00 - 3:30 pm

 Specialty Break in the Exhibit Hall    
 3:30 - 4:30 pm

 Abstract: Authentically Connecting with Diverse Communities Vida Cater, and John Eben, Versiti  Abstract: TBD  Abstract: TBD
 4:35 - 5:00 pm

 Quick Hits: Sickle Cell Anemia: Tips to recruit amongst black communities Catherine Viau, Hema-Quebec Quick Hits: Give Blood. End Hunger. - A Paradigm Shift 
Lori Abe, Blood Bank of Hawaii
Quick Hits: Getting It Done As One
Rudy Flores, Jerry Villarreal, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center
 5:30 - 7:30 pm

 Networking Reception    

August 19

ADRP Awards Presentation and Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:45 am

 Time  Topic  Topic  Topic
 8:50 - 9:15 am

Quick Hits:  How to integrate government relations into recruitment and public relations Jim Watts, ImpactLife Quick Hits: Engage audiences and bring in results! 
Dan Eberts, OneBlood
Quick Hits: Platelet Conversion
Chris Durkin, SunCoast Blood Center
 9:15 - 9:45 am Break     
9:45 -10:45 am  Abstract: How to create and grow a Community Advisory Board from the ground up!
Dawn Kaiser, Amy Smith, and Penny Schroeder, Versiti

Abstract: Calendar Management: Key Steps to A Strategic Plan for Lean Scheduling and Staffing Initiatives through Collaborative efforts within your Donor Relations and Donor Services Teams Holly Yates, ImpactLife Abstract: Don't you forget about me - Don't, don't, don't, don't – (because these days, it takes more than simple minds to run a HS blood drive)
Yadira Navarro, Christine Foran, Kayleen Reeves, NYBCe
 10:45 - 11:00 am Break     
 11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Closing Session
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