Jo Valenti, BSN, RN
Office number 551-996-2963
Jo Valenti has been a registered nurse for 41 years and in the field of Patient Blood Management for 16 years. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing and completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing with Honors at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Jo also completed training at The Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Institute in Cleveland. Jo is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing. She has been listed in Manchester Who's Who, 2006 and Leaders in Healthcare, 2010.
Involved in Patient Blood Management at the international level, Jo has co-authored a book chapter and published several articles in peer-reviewed nursing journals on the treatment of Jehovah’s Witnesses. A charter member of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management, Jo currently serves on the Board of Directors. Jo has chaired SABM committees, is on the SABM Speakers Bureau and serves as a mentor for new members. She is co-chair of the SABM Standards Committee responsible for creating the first Patient Blood Management Standards. Jo has lectured at regional, national and international meetings.
One of the exciting projects that Jo is currently working on is creation of a nursing curriculum to be used for PBM nursing certification. This certification will be the first of its kind and will offer a way for those nurses in the field to achieve recognition of their expertise.
Jo considers it a privilege to champion the rights of patients who refuse blood transfusions and is passionate about not only patient advocacy but also developing new clinical non-blood management strategies through scientific research.