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BLOOD BANK TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

The Blood Bank Technologist (BBT) program is six (6) months long, part-time Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 0800-1200 for didactic training. Currently, Wednesday’s are reserved for eight (8) hours of hands-on, wet laboratory training. This is subject to change.


Topics during the program include:

Immunology | Genetics | Blood Donor Collection | Infectious Disease Testing | Component Manufacturing | Storage | Distribution | Quality Control testing | Blood Groups | Pretransfusion Testing | Blood Utilization | Blood administration | Adverse Events of Transfusion


The required prerequisites for the BBT Program include:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in biological sciences, with 24 hours in the following:
    1. 6 hrs biology
    2. 6 hrs chemistry, and
    3. 12 hrs biology and/or chemistry
  2. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. GPA 3.0 or higher preferred.
  3. Three references using our OneBlood BBT application Reference Form - Completed and sent by three references.
  4. Resume

Deadline for Application Materials:

  • Applications will be accepted from the first week of April through the second week of May.
  • Unofficial transcripts MUST be reviewed in advance by the Program Director to ensure prerequisites and minimum GPA requirements are met. Email to MTEducation@oneblood.org.
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended. GPA 3.0 or higher preferred.
  • Completed OneBlood BBT Application for Admission, resume, three references, and official transcript must be submitted by the middle of May. Refer to the OneBlood website or email MTEducation@oneblood.org for specifics.
  • Qualified candidates scheduled interviews with the BBT Admissions Committee after the designated application deadline.
  • Candidates will receive notifications of their acceptance or denial by mid-late June.

Application Fees

Application fees associated with the BBT and SBB program should be paid by check and mailed by the designated deadline to:

OneBlood, Inc.
Attn. Accounts Receivable
8669 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819

Please note in the "For:" section of the check (bottom left corner) "App Fee for {BBT or SBB} program," as applicable.

BBT FEES

The application fee to the BBT Program is $50 and nonrefundable. In any given class cycle, there may be students who are employed by OneBlood, and students who are not currently employed.

  • Tuition for OneBlood employees: $750
  • Tuition for non-employees: $1,000

For more BBT program information, see below:

OneBlood BBT Program Description
Blood Bank Technology Booklet

Required forms to upload

Required Emailed forms

Please be sure to email your reference form and official transcripts to MTEducation@oneblood.org.

The reference forms and official transcripts can also be mailed directly to the program director

OneBlood, Inc.
Wyenona Hicks, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
BBT Program Director
10100 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716

Please be sure to read through the BBT Program Student Handbook

NOTE: Clinical practicum experiences are mandatory for both the BBT and SBB programs. Students are solely responsible for all travel expenses associated with completing these requirements.

NOTE: Fees are subject to change periodically. Please contact the Program Director or email MTEducation@oneblood.org for current program fees, deadlines, or other information.

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