Technologists certified as specialists in blood banking (SBBs) are medical technologists with advanced
education and training in all aspects of blood banking and transfusion medicine. SBBs are formally trained in quality systems, federal regulations, genetics, immunology, blood group systems, donor recruitment, blood collection, blood component preparation, infectious disease testing, blood transfusions and adverse effects of blood transfusions, special laboratory techniques, education and training plans, laboratory management, and computer systems.
Functional Area: Healthcare/Medicine/Nursing
Functional Role: Paramedical Staff
Specialists in blood banking are qualified to work as regulatory/quality assurance experts, technical/
quality consultants, laboratory inspectors, laboratory supervisors/managers, education coordinators, and
researchers in transfusion medicine. Hospitals and blood centers employ the majority of SBBs.
The traditional route for becoming a specialist in blood banking is obtaining a bachelor’s degree
from a regionally accredited college or university in biological science, chemistry, and mathematics, and
successful completion of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs accredited Specialist in Blood Bank Technology program.
Peference would be given to local candidates and from Mysore