Program Overview


AABB and Fresenius Kabi are collaborating to launch the 12th annual Blood Collectors Week, September 3-9, 2017. This recognition week will promote and recognize the outstanding contributions of phlebotomists and apheresis operators and all others involved in supporting the nation’s blood supply.

The primary goal for this recognition event is to celebrate this profession as being vital to the blood banking community, and linking how blood collection professionals secure a safe and adequate blood supply by creating a positive experience for the donor.

Implementation and promotion of this national program will take place at the local level. Certain marketing, recognition and public relations materials will be provided to all participating blood centers to help drive momentum and promotion with collections staff, donors, the media and others. By registering via this website, you will receive tools and information to promote this event. Many of these materials will be available via the website.

In addition to the actual week itself, we will keep the celebration going year-round, celebrating and highlighting blood collector success stories. You can submit a success story online highlighting how someone has gone above and beyond in supporting the nation’s blood supply, and/or creating a positive donor experience.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Blood Collectors Week. We will be
periodically updating this website with new success stories, marketing and promotional materials and other information, we hope you will find helpful.

Please join in the celebration!