The Blood Bank Technologist (BBT) program is six (6) months long, part-time 24 hours per week program. The schedule is: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00am – Noon reserved for didactic training. Wednesday 8:00am to 4:00pm are reserved for wet laboratory training. This is subject to change.
Lectures are either asynchronous allowing students to complete online training from anywhere, or synchronous allowing the students and instructor to interact with each other in real time from different locations via video conference.
Concepts and techniques learned in didactic materials are reinforced through hands-on experience in the student laboratory. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are eligible for the certification examination offered by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).
Topics during the program include:
Basic Laboratory Knowledge | 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:
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.
Exempt OneBlood Employees:
External Applicants, (not associated with hospital partners):
For any questions and inquiries about the program, please reach out to Wyenona Hicks and Julie Laureano at MTEducation@oneblood.org.