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Pat Distler

Patricia Distler, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, has been the technical director for ICCBBA, the organization that manages the ISBT 128 information standard since 2005. In this position she manages documents, databases, and user support for ISBT 128. Pat works with blood banks, tissue banks, cellular therapy facilities, and milk banks around the world in support of their efforts to implement ISBT 128. Prior to working for ICCBBA, she was the vice president of operations at the Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties from 1984 to 2004. Managing the laboratory and the labeling process made her keenly aware of the errors that could be avoided by further automating processes such as labeling of blood. Pat received her BS in Medical Technology from the University of Sioux Falls and her MS in Immunohematology and specialist in blood banking certification from the University of Cincinnati.

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