Attending the AACC Annual Meeting? Donate Blood
News Aug 01, 2016
Labs are Vital in partnership with the American Red Cross is fighting to end the national blood shortage. Join us to donate blood on August 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, only a short walk away from the Philadelphia convention center where the AACC annual meeting is being held. Every 2 seconds blood is needed in the USA and with only one hour of your time you can help make sure it’s available to save lives.
What is Labs Are Vital?
Labs Are Vital is an online community created to support pathologists and laboratory professionals worldwide in their efforts to elevate the role and reputation of pathology and laboratory medicine in health care.
Through the Labs Are Vital community, members can share ideas with other pathologists and laboratory professionals around the world, as well as access engaging content to help them strengthen their labs and build awareness of the profession in their local area.
Representatives from four leading international professional associations manage the community: ASCP, IFCC, IFBLS and WASPaLM. The work of Labs Are Vital is undertaken with ongoing sponsorship from Abbott Diagnostics.
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