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Professional Education

New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe) has a mission to train the next generation of leaders in the fields of blood banking and transfusion medicine, and values the acquisition, sharing and application of knowledge.

  • NYBC Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program

  • Current Practice in Transfusion Medicine Course:  Each Spring, the medical and technical experts of the New York Blood Center provide a week-long lecture-based course that gives a comprehensive overview of the exciting field of transfusion medicine. Blood center processes, from donor recruitment to blood component preparation and donor infectious disease testing, are discussed in depth. Several related topics, including immunohematology, transfusion support, hemostasis, cell therapy and apheresis are included. Remote/online viewing is available for those unable to attend in person. 
    • Due to circumstances beyond our control, the course scheduled for May 11-15, 2020, has been cancelled. If you previously registered to attend, we will keep your email on file in the event anything changes. Also, please check back here for updates.
  • Speakers at local and national conferences:  Medical and technical experts from NYBCe routinely share their knowledge and experience at local and national conferences, including ISBT & AABB meetings.
  • Alexander S Weiner Lecture: Dr. Alexander Solomon Wiener is recognized internationally for his significant contributions to medicine. He was an outstanding leader in the fields of forensic medicine, serology, and immunogenetics. His pioneering work with Dr. Karl Landsteiner led to the discovery of the Rh factor in 1937, and subsequently to the development of exchange transfusion methods that saved the lives of countless infants with hemolytic disease of the newborn.He was a Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and Serologist in the office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York. He was the recipient of numerous honors, including the Lasker Public Service Award, Passano Award, Karl Landsteiner Award, and Kennedy International Award. Dr. Wiener died on November 6, 1976.The Alexander S. Wiener Lecture is dedicated in his memory.
  • Lipoprotein Apheresis Presentation

Other Educational Resources

  • The AABB offers a wide range of education and training materials in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapy.
  • The American Society of Hematology (ASH) provides continuing medical education opportunities and educational resources for medical professionals in the field of hematology.