An adequate supply of properly tested blood is critical for good health care. Blood Bank Technologists are responsible for the routine and specialized testing of blood used by blood centers and transfusion services. These technologists work in community blood centers, private hospital blood banks, university-affiliated blood banks, transfusion services, and independent laboratories. Advancement in this field often leads to administrative, teaching, and research activities.
Applicants must be certified in medical technology by the Board of Registry and possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. If applicants are not certified in medical technology by the Board of Registry, they must possess both a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in any of the biological or physical sciences and have work experience in a blood bank.
- Alabama State University
- Auburn University at Montgomery – School of Sciences
- Tuskegee University
- UAB School of Health Related Professions – HIM