SBB Program

The Specialist in Blood Banking Technology and Transfusion Medicine Program (SBBT/TM) at LifeShare Blood Center provides comprehensive and in-depth training in all aspects of blood banking: blood collection, blood component manufacturing, immunohematology, specialized serology, molecular testing, transfusion medicine practice, quality systems, process control, education and research, leadership, and management.

The SBB/TM program is a 12-month course beginning in May. Graduates of the program are awarded a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the ASCP Board of Certification examination for SBB certification. Please see answers to the Frequently Asked Questions below for additional information.

The LifeShare SBBT/TM Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Year Graduated # Graduated % Pass 
2017 2 50
 2018  17 75
2019  28   81
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.