AABB encourages members to take advantage of the Professional Engagement Program (PEP) mentoring program. The informal, six-month program provides a way for AABB members to share their expertise, expand their professional network and exchange ideas.
TRANSFUSION, AABB's monthly peer-reviewed journal, debuted an updated cover and a new section, "Keep Ahead," in its January edition. The redesigned cover will highlight three key articles from each issue selected by Transfusion's Editor-in-Chief, Richard M. Kaufman, MD.
AABB introduced a new web-based accreditation system to streamline the accreditation process and eliminate a significant amount of paperwork. The new system, APEX, debuted on Jan. 1 for use by all AABB-accredited facilities, assessors and AABB's accreditation staff.
Previously, institutions seeking
Transfusion journal welcomes Steven Sloan, MD, PhD, as an associate editor. Sloan is blood bank medical director, Department of Pathology, at Boston Children's Hospital and assistant professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.
AABB has installed Michael Murphy, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FFPath, as its president for the 2018-2019 term. Murphy was inaugurated during the 2018 AABB Annual Meeting.