Carolinas HealthCare System

Specialist in Blood Bank Technology/Transfusion Medicine

About Specialist in Blood Bank Technology

Specialists in blood banking are knowledgeable in all aspects of blood banking, transfusion medicine, hematopoietic, cellular and gene therapies, and tissue transplantation. These individuals are subject matter experts on variety of subjects including regulatory and quality systems, genetics, immunology, blood groups, collection and storage of blood and components, donor processing, immune mechanisms, component therapy, transfusion of the newborn, complications of transfusion, laboratory management, education, and automated data processing. Specialists in blood banking technology work within the blood bank and transfusion medicine fields as regulatory experts, technical/procedural advisors, laboratory administrators, quality assessors and mangers, educators in blood transfusion medicine and researchers in transfusion medicine.

Program Overview

The Specialist in Blood Bank Technology/Transfusion Medicine Program (SBBT/ TM) program is a 12-month, non-credit, online/distance-learning program for individuals currently employed in the blood bank field. The program prepares graduates to assume advance positions as laboratory managers and/or technical specialists and to successfully pass the SBB(ASCP) exam.

This program provides a classroom-type experience utilizing a web-based course management system to deliver didactic content. Students are not required to travel to campus. All didactic content and testing are completed online with clinical work and practical exams completed at program-approved locations chosen by the student. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a continuing education certificate of completion in specialist in blood bank technology. Students successfully completing this program and the separate Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) national exam administrated by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) will be prepared to assume positions as administrators, managers, supervisors, technical specialists, clinical researchers, or instructors in a hospital, blood center, government agency, or health care organization.

Admission & Program Requirements

Students are eligible for admission into the SBBT / TM program providing they meet specific education, work experience and other requirements as outlined in the application. Applicants must present all official college transcripts showing completion of a baccalaureate degree in biology or a related field as well as current ASCP certification. Additional requirements are listed on the application. All applicants are considered without regard to race, sex, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

System/Technology Requirements

Students will need access to a computer with an updated internet browser and high-speed internet access, in addition to Microsoft Office. Additional applications and plugins necessary for the SBBT / TM program may be required. Our informational technology staff will provide additional information and support.

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Program Information

Program Fee: $2800

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