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.

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. 

The 2015 Spring Seminar will take place on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center in Westford, MA. Information about the seminar as well as registration forms will be provided here soon.

We welcome your input and energy!  Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering or serving on the MABB board.

 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

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