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Upcoming Seminars

Interested in attending a seminar? Contact our Compliance Officer or call 401-453-8599 to register. Registration is appreciated but not mandatory and there are no fees. Anyone interested in this topic is welcome.


Rhode Island Blood Center
405 Promenade St.
Providence, RI 02908

All audio conferences begin promptly at 2:00pm and are held in the Board Room (unless otherwise noted) on the second floor of the Providence facility. Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early.

Addressing Common Citations from AABB and CAP

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 2:00 - 3:30 PM (ET)

  • Nancy Dunbar, MD
  • Holly Rapp, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)CMQ/OE; Denise Driscoll, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
  • The AABB and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation programs provide assessment teams to assist in the continual improvement of laboratory quality, safety and operations. This teleconference will present common citations encountered by AABB and CAP assessors and provide suggestions on how to avoid noncompliance. Experts will help you identify best practices based on accreditation standards to maintain and enhance your blood bank's technical performance.

Storage and Transport of Blood Outside of the Blood Bank: Strategies and Controversies

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 2:00 - 3:30 PM (ET)

  • Robert Braun, MT(ASCP)SBB
  • Ricardo Sumugod
  • The methods of transporting blood for storage and the physical storing of blood outside of the blood bank can be achieved in many ways. Is transporting blood for storage the same as transporting blood for transfusion? This can sometimes be misinterpreted, understanding the requirements and the standards in this area may help strategizing best practice and dispel controversies.