A division of New York Blood Center Enterprises, Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC) is committed to providing convenient and quality educational resources and programs for hospital staff, residents/fellows, students, and anyone interested in blood banking and transfusion medicine. 

  • RIBC is proud to support MLS and MLT programs, providing an extended tour of the blood center, including observation and discussion in a variety of departments: Main laboratory, Reference laboratory, Donor Services, Component laboratory, Hospital Services & the Distribution department. Students even receive hands-on experience of blood component preparation and discuss interactive reference laboratory case studies. For more information, contact us
  • RIBC laboratory also provides laboratory samples to a local MLS program. These samples enrich students’ laboratory practice and contribute to their development of important laboratory skills. For more information, contact us.

RIBC purchases AABB eCasts and invites hospital customers to come and participate at the blood center! AABB eCasts cover a wide variety of transfusion medicine topics. Information on upcoming AABB eCasts can be found here. For more information, contact us.

RIBC supports residents from local pathology and hem/onc residency programs by providing extended tours, observation and discussion in several blood center departments. For more information, contact us.

RIBC offers behind-the-scenes tours of our state-of-the art laboratory facilities to various groups, including hospital staff, community groups, high school students, and others. For more information, contact us.

Upon request, RIBC is proud to support individuals in SBB programs who are in need of a hands-on, clinical rotation. Training may include both the theory and application of donor center activities. and specialized testing in the immunohematology reference laboratory. To request a clinical rotation, contact us.

Staff development and consultation, including consultation on blood usage management, with some of the nation’s leading experts in transfusion medicine including New York Blood Center physicians. To request consultation, contact us.