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22EL-704 On-Demand eCast: Changes to the 33rd Edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services

Expiration Date: Feb 24, 2025

Credits: None available.


Live Program Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Program Number: 22EL-704

Educational Track: Quality Education
Topic: Patient Transfusion
Intended Audience: CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Directors, Donor Recruitment Staff, Hospital Blood Banks, Hospitals, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Scientists, Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers

(titles and affiliations at the time of the live program)
Moderator: Richard R. Gammon, MD, Medical Director, OneBlood, Inc., Orlando, FL
Speakers: Maureen A. Beaton, MT(ASCP)BB, CQA(ASQ), Former Manager, Transfusion Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA; Susan Galel, MD, Senior Director of Medical Affairs, Blood Screening, Roche Diagnostics; Associate Professor Emerita, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA; Susan Noone, MPH, CQA(ASQ), Regional Director, Central Coast, Vitalant, Ventura, CA

Program Description
This program will introduce AABB’s 33rd Edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services. The speakers will summarize the new and revised requirements incorporated into the 33rd Edition. In addition, the rationale for the changes will be reviewed and discussed.

Learning Objectives
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for revised requirements.
  • Identify existing policies, processes and procedures that may need to be changed in order to conform to the 33rd Edition.
  • Identify ways to implement the new and revised requirements.

How to Claim Continuing Education Credit

  • Single Viewers: if you registered as a single viewer, complete the evaluation found on the "CE Information" tab after watching the video. By submitting the evaluation, you are attesting to watching the presentation in its entirety.
  • Group Viewers: This is applicable for groups/facilities that purchased Group Viewing access for this program (registration will be verified prior to processing a group viewing attendance log). Group Viewing Coordinators should submit the attendance log to within 72 hours of the completion/viewing date. Once AABB receives an attendance log, each participant on the attendance log will be granted access as a single viewer to this program and will be required to complete the evaluation in order to claim continuing education credit. Each participant will be required to have an AABB account in order to access this program/platform. If a participant does not have an account, he/she can create one using the same email address provided on the attendance log.



  • Maureen Beaton, MT(ASCP)BB, Former Manager, Transfusion Services, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Susan Galel, MD, Roche Diagnostics; Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Susan Noone, MPH, CQA(ASQ), Regional Director, Vitalant


  • 1.00 - General Continuing Education (GEN)
  • 1.00 - Florida Lab Personnel (FLP)
  • 1.00 - California Lab Personnel (CLP)

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