* Deadline to apply for the 2023-2024 Protege/Mentor class is March 30th *

 South Central Association of Blood Banks invites YOU to apply to participate in the Protégé Mentor Program!  Whether you are someone new to the industry or wanting to get more involved or you are an established professional that wants to contribute to the next generation of blood bankers and transfusion medicine specialist – the Protégé Mentor Program is for you!

2022-2023 Class:

Protege Riley Fox PhotoProtege:
Riley Fox, ImpactLife

Belinda Flores, STBTC




Protege Mingmar Sherpa photoProtege:
Mingmar Sherpa, Vitalant

Laurie Sutor, MD

Read Mingmar's Protege Profile, featured in the Nov/Dec/Jan issue of Pulse e-Brief.





Protégé Goals

  • Advance professional career and gain maximum benefit through association participation to enhance abilities to deliver quality blood services.

  • Gain access to association network through association membership, committee participation, and annual meeting attendance.

  • Learn new skills through association participation in submitting PULSE articles, participating in SCABBinars, and submitting an abstract for the annual meeting.

  • Develop leadership skills through exploring association and employer leadership opportunities.

Mentor Goals

  • Hone coaching and leadership skills while helping educate and mold future leaders for the Association.

  • Support Association Mission by providing Protégé’s opportunities through coaching and guidance to enhance their abilities to deliver quality blood services.

  • Provide information and opportunities to Protégé’s to become more active within the Association through committee membership, PULSE articles, SCABBinars, Annual meeting attendance, abstract submissions.

  • Identify and nominate Rising Star Award nominees.

  • Groom strong candidates in support of the Association’s leadership succession plan.

  • Provide opportunities for Protégé’s to increase their network through their Association membership and participation to enhance their personal career goals.

The Call for Applications is now open!  Complete your application by March 30, 2023 to be considered for the 2023-2024 class. 



For more questions or information, contact SCABB Central Office at (866) 649-6550 or [email protected].