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SABM 2021 Annual Meeting
Cleveland, Ohio
September 22-25, 2021


The theme for the SABM 2021 Annual Meeting is PBM ROCKS!.  The 2021 SABM Annual Meeting will be held in Cleveland, Ohio.  The dates of the meeting are September 23-25, 2021 with a special live offering of the Patient Blood Management Certificate Course being offered on September 22, 2021.


Due date: Monday, May 3, 2021

SABM 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting - Recorded Session Access

Continuing education credits for the three days of activity are estimated at 20 hours. Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management.  Please click here to find detailed continuing education credit information. 

SABM is pleased to announce access to all the sessions held at the SABM 2020 Annual Meeting through February 11, 2021.  Please CLICK HERE to access to Annual Meeting Program that lists the recordings available.

If there are any questions please contact the SABM office at 928-551-6400 or by email at info@sabm.org.

To ensure you have ultimate flexibility, we are excited to offer 24-hour access to the virtual Annual Meeting platform—allowing you to learn and engage at your own pace no matter where you are in the world or your day. 

The recorded sessions will be available until February 11, 2021.

Please CLICK HERE to access to Annual Meeting Program.

Registration is Open


SABM is very excited to announce that the session recordings form the 2020 Annual Virtual Meeting are available with AMA and ANCC continuing education credits attached to each session.  We want to make sure everyone has access to the education you need during these challenging times.  You can watch one session or watch them all over the through February 11, 2021.

Virtual SABM 2020 Annual Meeting Recording Registration Rates

 Recordings will be available from January 18-February 11, 2021



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SABM has convened a COVID-19 Advisory Board to search out, review and circulate COVID-19 resources that will be helpful to the SABM community.  If you have a recommendation for the COVID-19 Resource Page please email the link or item to tbower@sabm.org.  We hope you find this information helpful.


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Annual savings in direct costs of >=$1 million and indirect cost savings of several million have been realized by some hospitals due to quality initiatives aimed at decreasing overuse of RBC transfusion without any detriment of patient outcome.1

Geisinger Health System: Wehler, A. 2014. Unpublished data, cited with permissione
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The patient’s signature on an informed consent form…does not ensure that the patient was informed of the true risk and potential benefits of transfusion or the alternatives that are available in a hospital with a comprehensive patient blood management program. 2
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Up to 90% of patients become anemic by day 3 in the intensive care unit.3
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Skilled management of hemodynamics and oxygenation can be used to avoid transfusion with the same or improved clinical outcomes in most otherwise healthy patients with a hemoglobin greater than 3-5 g/dl and intact cardiovascular reflex capabilities.2

What is Patient Blood Management (PBM)?

Patient Blood Management (PBM) is the timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcome.

PBM Programs Across the Globe

      SABM Research Grant

      SABM Physicians

      The SABM Research Grant, supported by an educational grant from HemoSonics, LLC, is intended to advance the field of patient blood management by supporting an investigator who intends to study methods of advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patient blood management-related issues or concepts. The grant provides starter funding to further scientific inquiry and clinical knowledge in the field. The application deadline is June 1, 2020.

      Learn more or donate today.

      Executive Corner


      "As an administrator, you don’t often have something presented to you that improves patient safety, improves clinical outcomes, quality of care -- and also saves money. And that’s exactly what a PBM program does.” - Larry Burns, FACHE, SABM Advisory Director

      The SABM Executive Guide shows you how and why you should implement a PBM Program at your hospital.

      View the Table of Contents. To learn more about purchasing the guide, go to Publications.

      Download the complimentary Executive PBMP Slide Deck.

      Patient Resources

      Anemia Tract

      Anemia is a condition that indicates there are not enough red blood cells in your circulation to transport sufficient amounts of oxygen to your body’s tissues. Oxygen acts like fuel—it provides energy for your muscles and organs to work. With anemia, other body systems have to compensate to deliver an adequate amount of oxygen to the tissues. For example, the heart beats faster and breathing becomes more rapid as the lungs take in air. Download the patient and healthcare consumer guide Anemia Treatment Strategies You Should Know to learn more.