Specialist in Blood Banking Program
The Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) Program is a 12-month on-line/distance professional development program starting in April. The program includes on-line didactics, professional development tasks and clinical/administration/technical practicum requirements that may be completed at the student's location. Clinical practicums must be scheduled by each participant at approved facilities. These may include blood centers, hospital blood banks and transfusion services, or other esoteric laboratories.
The SBB program provides comprehensive and in-depth training in all aspects of blood banking, blood collection, product manufacturing, immunohematology, specialized serology, molecular testing, transfusion medicine practice, quality systems, process control, education and research, leadership, and management. It is designed to prepare individuals to become transfusion medicine specialists. Graduates of the program are awarded a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the ASCP Board of Registry examination for SBB certification.
The OneBlood, Inc. Specialist in Blood Bank (SBB) Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the AABB Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of SBB programs.
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Students must complete the entire program to receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry examination offered for the Specialist in Blood Banking.
- For the requirements to apply, refer to OneBlood SBB Admission Requirements.
- The application process is open from December through January, with qualified candidates being interviewed in January. Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be completed soon after with classes scheduled to begin in April.
- Students must have an approved mentor to apply. For requirements: OneBlood Designation and Approval of SBB Student Mentors.
- Students accepted to the SBB program are required to attend orientation conducted the first week of class in St. Petersburg, FL.
- Students are solely responsible for all travel expenses. A contingent plan for remote orientation may be instituted, if needed.
Deadline for Application Materials January 14:
- Official transcripts from each college or university attended. GPA 3.0 or higher preferred. Transcripts should be mailed to Attn. Wyenona Hicks 10100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. St. Petersburg FL 33716
- Application OneBlood SBB Application for Admission
- Three references using our form OneBlood SBB Application Reference Form sent via email to MTEducation@oneblood.org
- SBB Student Mentor Agreement Form
- Mentor Resume
Application fees associated with the SBB program should be paid by check and mailed by the designated deadline to:
Attn. Accounts Receivable
8669 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
Please note in the "For:" section of the check (bottom left corner) "For SBB, Department #2615".
- The application fee to the SBB Program is $50 due by the application deadline and nonrefundable.
- Tuition is $5,000 and due one week before the start of class, unless otherwise designated.
Required forms to upload
Required Emailed forms
- Three references using our form OneBlood SBB Application Reference Form
Required Mailed forms
- Official Transcripts
Policy for dismissal
NOTE: Clinical practicum experiences are mandatory. 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.