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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.

  • 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.
    • AABB Annual Meeting: Every year, NYBCe demonstrates its leadership in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapy at the AABB Annual Meeting.  Medical, technical and research experts from NYBCe participate in the meeting as speakers, authors and award winners.
  • 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.

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.