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Although many may not be aware, Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) apply to Transfusion Services as well as Blood Donor Centers, and personnel in Transfusion Services are expected to be trained in cGMPs. This module examines the history of cGMPs, why they apply to Transfusion Services, and cGMP requirements as they relate to personnel, facilities and equipment.
Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
Vitalant is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program
In 1977, P.A.C.E.® was established by the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) to stimulate and serve as the quality assurance mechanism for continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals. ASCLS strongly supports continuing education opportunities to increase and enhance professional knowledge and ongoing proficiency. P.A.C.E.® ensures that the continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals maintain high standards of quality and professional acceptability.
Judy Sullivan, MS, MT (ASCP) SBB is a consultant for Quality Source, a division of Blood Systems, Inc. Prior to her position at BSI, she was the manager of accreditation programs at AABB, a position she held for nine years. Judy has worked as a technologist and marketing specialist for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a reference technologist at the American Red Cross, MO-IL Region, and the supervisor of the reference laboratory in the department of transfusion medicine at the National Institutes of Health. She is an adjunct professor at George Washington University.
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