Hospital Services

SBB Online Application 

The Indiana Blood Center SBB Program will be on hiatus for the 2016-17 program year.

One may submit an application for the program class to start in November 2017. The applications for the 2017-18 program year will be received from July 2016 to July 15, 2017. Any application received after the application deadline of July 15, 2017, will be processed for the 2018-19 program year.

Deadline to apply for the 2017-18 SBB Program: July 15, 2017

Admissions Scoring System

  • Experience
  • Grades
  • Reference
  • Previous Certification

After applications are reviewed, interviews will be scheduled for top candidates. Indiana Blood Center SBB Advisory Committee has its annual meeting in August where committee members select four to six students from the applications submitted to be a part of the SBB program. If you are accepted into the program, the education coordinator will hold a conference call to answer participant questions.

If you are accepted into the program, you are required to come to Indianapolis for a one week orientation. This orientation is generally scheduled for the second week of November. You are responsible for covering the cost of orientation. This is the only travel requirement for the program.

The cost per participant is $5,000, payable in two equal installments of $2,500. The first $2,500 payment is due one month before the class begins and the second $2,500 payment is due in May (half way through the class). Online access will not be granted until payment is received.

Application Process

The application cannot be processed until the online application is completed. An e-mail confirmation will be forwarded to the applicant to monitor the receipt of applications received by the education coordinator.

All steps must be completed sequentially.

  1. Complete the secure online application.
  2. Download, print, and submit the following documents:

Submit completed documents to:
             Indiana Blood Center 
             Transfusion Medicine Education Program
             Attn: SBB Education Coordinator, Jayanna Slayten
             3450 North Meridian Street
             Indianapolis, IN 46208

Students may also submit documents via email to Jayanna Slayten, Fax documents are not recommended.

When the application is complete and received at Indiana Blood Center, the education coordinator will send you an email to verify that all documents have been received. Decisions on participants will be made from July - September for the class that starts in November.

More Information and Next Steps

About the SBB Program

Meet our SBB Participants

SBB Admission Requirements


Contact Jayanna Slayten, Education Coordinator

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