The 44th Annual MABB Spring Seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 10and Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center in Westford, MA. 

Registration for Spring 2016 is open, and the Early Bird deadline has been extended to April 27!

NEW THIS YEAR: "EXHIBITORS ONLY" pass for MABB members who wish to see the latest Blood Bank and Cellular Therapy products, equipment, and services but can't spend the day at the seminar. Free admission to the exhibit auditorium with paid membership of $20.  Join in advance, or pay at the door. (Note: Exhibitors Only pass is for one day only and is non-transferable.) 

More exciting news: Raffle prizes this year include: 2 tickets -- Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals, August 27th @ 7:10pm 

2016 Award recipients:  Sandra Read (Karen Tiegerman Memorial Lectureship), and Dr Irwin Gross (Morten Grove-Rasmussen Award)

The Massachusetts Association of Blood Banks (MABB) is a volunteer organization of transfusion medicine and cellular therapy professionals.  Our members are medical technologists, physicians, nurses, researchers, students and teachers.  We work at many different hospitals, health care organizations, universities, and blood centers.  We value the opportunity to advance the professional standards of blood banking and cell therapy in our region and around the world.

 Our goals:
  • to foster the exchange of ideas and information
  • to advance and encourage high standards of performance
  • to encourage the development through education, public information and research
  • to plan for cooperation between blood banks at times of disaster

One of the highlights of our year is the annual spring seminar.  The MABB has some wonderfully talented people who volunteer their time and energy to bring you the annual seminar - a chance to network with friends and colleagues, and to meet with the vendors of the medical products and derivatives you use every day in your laboratories. 

Following the spring seminar each year, some of our speakers graciously make their presentations available to all. Navigate to our Spring Seminar Program pages to find and view these interesting and informative lectures.
We welcome your input and energy!  Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering or serving on the MABB board.

Letter from a retired Boston-area laboratory technologist and former MABB board member:

14 April, 2014

As the first anniversary of the Marathon Bombing approaches, I want to thank all the Boston Blood Bankers for their heroic efforts last Patriots Day.  No one, other than fellow blood bankers will ever fathom how hard you worked with such flawless accuracy and speed.  I can only imagine the total volume of blood products that passed through the six trauma center ERs and ORs as well as the outlying hospitals that took other patients less critically injured.  I don't think any other city in the world could have treated as many critical victims without a fatality,  other than those at the scene.  We train many of the best and last year the Best of Boston and the New England region shined brighter than the beacon in Boston Light that illuminates the entrance to Boston Harbor.  God Speed.   Boston Strong!      

Susan (Arendacs) Roche