Where to donate blood in Tennessee
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Websites of Interest

The following web sites may be of sources of information to those interested in blood banking. Click on the link of your choice.

American Association of Blood Banks
 http://www.aabb.org

This organization counts among its members donor centers, transfusion services, and blood bankers in the United States as well as many blood bankers around the world. Well worth a visit. See also AABB’s journal, Transfusion, given at the end of this list.

Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP)
 http://www.adrp.org

Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP)

America’s Blood Centers
 http://www.americasblood.org/

A network of 72 community blood centers in the U.S. These centers collect more than 1/2 of the blood in the United States.

American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
 http://www.ascls.org

The members of this organization are interested in clinical laboratory science practice, education and management including blood banking.

American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
 http://www.ascp.org

A leading resource for education and publishing in pathology and laboratory medicine, including blood banking.

California Blood Bank Society
 http://www.cbbsweb.org

The web site of the California Blood Bank Society, webmaster Ira Shulman, MD. A very good web site with much up-to-the-minute information on transfusion medicine.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 http://www.cdc.gov/

A valuable resource for information on travelers health, including those with special needs such as disabilities, pregnancy, breast-feeding, and HIV.

College of American Pathologists (CAP)
 http://www.cap.org/

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society serving more than 15,000 physician members and the laboratory community, including transfusion services.

FDA-CBER
 http://www.fda.gov/CBER/

Promulgates CFRs, Guidances, Rules, and Letters to the blood banking industry.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
 http://www.cms.hhs.gov/default.asp

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA. Formerly called HCFA

International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)
 http://www.isbt-web.org/

The International Society of Blood Transfusion.

ISBT 128
 http://www.iccbba.com

ISBT 128 provides such an international standard. It specifies a donation numbering system that ensures globally unique identification.

JCAHO
 http://www.jcaho.org

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

Kentucky Association of Blood Banks (KABB)
 http://www.kabb.org

The web site of our neighboring state to the north of Tennessee. Keep up on the blood banking activities in Kentucky.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
 http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/blood/blood_transfusion.htm

Transfusion Alert:
Indications For The Use Of Red Blood Cells, Platelets, and Fresh Frozen Plasma U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health Primarily for professionals.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
 http://www.nih.gov/

Publications and fact sheets, clinical trials, and health hotlines. A well constructed set of web pages.

Ohio Association of Blood Banks
 http://oabb4u.org

The web pages of the Ohio Association of Blood Banks are located at this URL.

OSHA
 http://www.osha.gov

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its state partners have approximately 2100 personnel spread over more than 200 offices throughout the country.

Pat’s Transfusion Medicine Sites
 http://www.ualberta.ca/~pletendr/bb.html

Pat Letendre has a rich set of links to many subjects of interest relating to transfusion medicine. Take a look.

Tennessee Department of Health
 http://health.state.tn.us

Tennessee Department of Health

Transfusion
 http://www.transfusion.org/

The Journal of the American Association of Blood Banks.

Transfusion News

 http://transfusionnews.com

The online resource associated with AABB and managed by Wiley Blackwell Publishing.