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By Laura Cooling | October 12 2012

The University of Michigan Blood Bank, Transfusion and Apheresis Service was again well-represented at the recent 2012 AABB Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, which hosted over 6250 participants. University of Michigan staff participated or directed 11 educational sessions, 2 oral abstract sessions and 6 poster presentations. Special recognition to Joan Debusscher and her co-authors in Cell Therapy and Microbiology, whose poster "Reduced Recovery of Propionobacterium Acnes by BactT/Alert Blood Culture System Compred to CFR-Compliant Method" was recognized as a TOP POSTER, which recognizes the top 5% of 450 accepted poster presentations. Dr. Laura Cooling served as Chair of the 2012 Annual Meeting Education Program Committee and has been reconfirmed as the Chair for the 2013 AABB Annual Meeting in Denver, Co.