SBB Program

The Specialist in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the AABB Committee on Accreditation of Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Schools.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

The SBBT/TM program at LifeShare Blood Centers provides comprehensive and in-depth training in all aspects of blood banking, blood collection, product manufacturing, immunohematology, specialized serology, molecular testing, transfusion medicine practice, quality systems, process control, education and research, leadership, and management. The SBBT/TM program is a 12-month course beginning in May.  Please see the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions below for additional information.

Year Graduated # Graduated % Pass 
2017 2 50
 2018  17 75
3-year average

SSBT/TM Program FAQs

          LifeShare Blood Center, established in Shreveport, La. in 1942, regularly supplies blood components and related services to more than 100 medical facilities and hospitals throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. LifeShare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Rare Donor Program, is licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and accredited by AABB. LifeShare Blood Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood bank governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.