In the United States, approximately one blood product is needed every two seconds, with 20 million blood product transfusions occurring in this country per year. OABB members work to ensure that blood products are available to patients who need them, and to ensure the safety of those blood products. OABB members are involved in the collection of blood into needed components, the distributing of blood components to patients, and the managing of patients who receive blood products. OABB members are also responsible for laboratory testing related to transfusion medicine and blood banking.
Our mission is to promote education, professional growth and technical expertise in Blood Banking, Transfusion Medicine and related disciplines and to provide the highest standard of service and care to all of our customers, including, but not limited to, patients, donors, and peers.
The Ohio Association of Blood Banks (OABB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe blood products for all patients that require treatment. The OABB provides continuing education opportunities to health professionals interested in the use of blood and blood products.