ASCLS Today is the membership newsletter of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

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Kate DeAngelo after donating bone marrow

Bone Marrow Donation: A Life Saved

Volume 38 Number 3 | June 2024 Kate DeAngelo, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Today Volunteer Contributor I received a call in November 2022 from the Be the Match program informing me that I was a potential match for an 11-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After being on the bone marrow registry for seven years, I jumped…

Aditi Sarkar

Embracing Innovation: Transformative Trends in the Laboratory

Volume 38 Number 3 | June 2024 Aditi Sarkar, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Developing Professional Director At the threshold of a new era in healthcare and the ever-evolving landscape of scientific exploration and technological advancement, the laboratory profession stands at the epicenter of unprecedented change and growth. As we explore the implications of the future, it…

Sami Daniel, MD and Darby Naheedy, MLS

Building Community through Greater Awareness

Volume 38 Number 3 | June 2024 Sami Daniel, MD, ASCLS Today Volunteer Contributor Sami Daniel, MD and Darby Naheedy, MLS As a clinician, I establish and foster relationships with patients daily. We are elated to share favorable results and devastated when we must deliver bad news. In that regard, the exam room simultaneously serves…

Claude Rector

Alright, Alright, Alright

Volume 38 Number 2 | April 2024 Claude Rector, MA, MLS(ASCP), ASCLS President I am asked from time to time about what it’s like to be a medical laboratory scientist. My answer might surprise many who are reading this article today. I would like to share my story of the best day ever of my…

Stacy Walz

Debunking the Myths of Mentorship

Volume 38 Number 2 | April 2024 Stacy Walz, PhD, MLS(ASCP) Picture it: College freshman sets foot on campus, full of dreams and confidence, declares biochemistry as her major, and seeks to go to medical school to become a physician. Fast forward a few weeks, and that same college freshman is struggling in her 17…

Career panel discussion at a MLS student night at a hospital

Initiating a Student Night at Your Facility

Volume 38 Number 2 | April 2024 Ali Nussbaum, MHHSA, MLS(ASCP)CM, caPM, ASCLS Board of Directors In May of 2023 I was asked to be a panelist for an ASCLS-Minnesota student night held at a nearby hospital. I agreed immediately. Speaking to students and helping them engage early with the profession is crucial to get…