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Community Project
Thursday 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every year we pick a service project to help give back to our host community.  This year we will be assembling care packages for 2 local charities - ​​​​​Meals on Wheels, San Antonio, and The Children's Shelter.  Our goal is to assemble 300 packages for each organization.  We will be assembling the care packages from donated items at the grand Hyatt San Antonio Thursday evening (May 30).

Anyone can contribute by helping to purchase the supplies for the kits by going to our Amazon Wishlist – your purchase will ship direct to the Grand Hyatt San Antonio!
Meals on Wheels is a public-private partnership that enables seniors to remain more healthy and independent in their own homes, where they want to be, avoiding far more costly healthcare alternatives, such as unnecessary trips to the emergency room, hospitalizations and nursing home placements.

Meals on Wheels San Antonio prepares and delivers hot, nutritious meals each weekday to homebound seniors living throughout Bexar County. Every weekday in Bexar County Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers more than a meal to 3,800 homebound seniors.
Restoring innocence. Ending the cycle of abuse.

The Children’s Shelter is a private, nationally accredited nonprofit corporation. Since 1901, we have provided a safe haven for child survivors of abuse, neglect, and abandonment in San Antonio and Bexar County. Today, The Children’s Shelter is a trauma-informed care certified organization that provides a continuity of care through an array of a family of services. We provide emergency shelter and therapeutic foster care for children and youth. Our Family Strengthening programs teach nurturing parenting skills to vulnerable families and help families overcome crises. Finally, our mental health clinic provides trauma-sensitive therapeutic interventions for children and families impacted by maltreatment.

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President's Award Luncheon
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
A highlight of ENGAGE, the South Central Annual Meeting, is the recognition of those that have gone above and beyond in service to the community and the industry.  The Awards luncheon is a time to celebrate and acknowledge those whose commitment to their profession and the industry sets a shining example for us all. 
SCABB Meeting of the Membership
Friday 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Get more involved in your Association by attending the Meeting of the Membership.  While only Institutional Members have voting rights, individual members are encouraged to attend the annual business meeting.  It is a great opportunity to learn about the current status of South Central and network with your association leaders.
Exhibit Hall Opening & Foundation Fundraiser
Friday 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Its our opening party in the Exhibit Hall!  Come visit your favorite vendors and wine taste at the SCABB Foundation Booth.​

The SCABB Foundation will be selling commemorative wine glasses at their booth during the Opening Reception.  Anyone who purchases a glass is able to tase wines donated by the SCABB Board of Directors and the Foundation Trustees.  All proceeds  will go to the SCABB Foundation established for the sole purpose of enhancing the educational goals of the South Central Association of Blood Banks.

Membership Mixer & SCABBenger Hunt
Friday 7:30 pm
Get to know your SCABB Committees as you make your way down the famed San Antonio Riverwalk.  At each location you receive a clue to the next location.  Refreshments at each location.  The SCABBenger Hunt will begin outside the exhibit hall on Friday, May 31st at the closing of the Exhibit Hall reception.  All participants will receive a participation gift.  Registration Required to Confirm Participation
Fun Run……..Walk, Ride, Sleep
Saturday 6:00 am
Yes!  The 2019 Annual SCABB Fun Run allows you to choose how you participate!  The route meanders through Hemisphere Park in San Antonio – a beautiful landscape!  You choose how you participate in the 3k.  Run.  Walk.  Ride. (LIME Scooter Rental) or Sleep. (you sleep in and pay registration fee that is donated to SCABB Education offerings).  Whatever you choose, you will receive a commemorative 2019 Fun Run t shirt!    (Registration Required to Confirm T Shirt)
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Exhibit Hall Coffee Break
Saturday 9:45 am - 11:15 am
This morning coffee break in the Exhibit Hall is sponsored by Roche.  Stop by their booth for an Espresso drink to get you going!
Exhibit Hall Closing
Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Its your last chance to meet with our great vendors.  SCABB has the largest Exhibit Hall outside of AABB!
ENGAGE Party
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Saturday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
This ticketed event gets more popular every year!  To get your ticket you must ENGAGE with QualTex personnel, Central Office staff or SCABB Board Members.  Stop by the QualTex booth in the Exhibit Hall.