Education

Vitalant is committed to meeting the advancing needs of transfusion and transplantation medicine and sharing knowledge. We can help you gain more specialized skills in blood banking and build advanced laboratory knowledge for increasing levels of responsibility and new certifications, like the SBB.

Use the resources on this page to acquire more specialized skills and advance your career. The Continuing Education Resources link presents online courseware and webinars for PACE continuing education credits that you can access anytime it is convenient for you. We will also share industry events and education opportunities in which you can participate to enhance your knowledge.

Medical Guides & Publications

BloodNews Publications Archive
BloodNews is a publication of Vitalant and contains information provided as a service to assist hospitals and other providers of blood products and therapeutic services.  Click here

“Affiliates join collaborative effort to investigate new area of cellular therapy”
Vitalant is part of a collaborative group to study whether certain stem cells might be useful in helping people recover from trauma.  Click here

“Cellular therapy lab helps child with steroid-refractory acute GVHD”
Nine-year-old patient accepted into clinical trial protocol.  Click here

“HLAI 2014 LOINC Codes by Vitalant”
Assignment of Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes to all HLAI tests for transplant programs.  Click here

“Evaluation of the Patient with Suspected Platelet Refractory State”
Physician’s guide for patients who have developed antibodies to antigens present on platelets. Click here

“Requests for Phenotyped RBCs”
Requests for phenotyped units can be met by blood centers.  Find out how…Click here