AABB encourages members to take advantage of the Professional Engagement Program (PEP) mentoring program. The informal, six-month program provides a way for AABB members to share their expertise, expand their professional network and exchange ideas. The program pairs experienced AABB members with colleagues who have worked in blood banking, transfusion medicine or cellular therapies for fewer than five years. Mentors and mentees communicate at least once per month by phone. Individuals interested in participating can complete an online application. Additional information is available on the volunteer opportunities web page.