Application Process Specialist in Blood Bank Program

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To apply to the SBB program:

  1. Complete the AABB application form. The Application must be completed online. The Application form must be completed by the deadline which will be the first working day in July. The UTMB SBB program must have 15 students to meet budget; therefore, application deadline may be extended until the program is filled.
  2. Submit a copy of all undergraduate college transcripts and medical technology records (if applicable). College transcripts do NOT have to be an official copy; a photocopy is fine. International students must submit results of an extended equivalency report from an approved ASCP agency ( You must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent (if an international student).
  3. Submit THREE professional references (someone who can attest to your abilities in blood banking) using the admission reference form. Please tell your references to use these forms - your references can write additional information on the back or attach a letter if they so desire. Please have these references sent to me by regular mail or fax.
  4. Prepare a narrative answering the following questions:
    • Why do you want to be a specialists in blood bank technology?
    • Why did you apply to the UTMB SBB program?
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    • Why do you want to do the on-site program or
    • Why do you think you are qualified to do the distance education?
  5. Applicants must also submit the following:
  6. Applicants will be notified in September if they qualified for one of the positions. The scoring system is based on points given for experience, grades, references and previous certification.
  7. A telephone conference call will be conducted in October or November; this is so you can ask questions about what is expected.
  8. Applicants will be asked to sign a statement verifying they were told certain information.
  9. Class will start on the first full week of March. Students must be present for all 5 days of this orientation.

Send the above required items for admission to:

  • Janet L. Vincent
  • Education Coordinator
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • SHP-CLS Department
  • 301 University Blvd.
  • Galveston, Texas 77555-1140


For an application to be complete you must have:

  1. Application form with email address
  2. College transcripts
    1. Copies are acceptable
    2. International applicants must have an extended evaluation completed
  3. Three references on approved form
  4. Essay
  5. Mentor Agreement and Mentor CV/resume of experience
  6. Facility Information
  7. Facility's Memo of Understanding
  8. Experience Evaluation Form