ASCLS-IA is the state of Iowa constituent society of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).

We provide professional support, continuing education, scholarships, and personal interaction for members involved in Clinical Laboratory Science also known as Medical Laboratory Science.

Our main public function is our annual Spring Meeting. It is a fun and educational time and provides an opportunity for member interaction.

A Life Saved:
Laboratory Professionals Make a Difference

This poignant and moving story helps to demonstrate the active, vital role that laboratorians play every day in every lab in the country. The video is intended to inspire and empower members of the laboratory profession to articulate the importance of their contributions to healthcare.

Through the work of a special task force and generous contributors, ASCLS was able to develop a short video to highlight the role laboratory professionals play in patient care. In this 12 minute video, a young boy, who was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (M3), and his family provide their thoughts and feelings about their experience. Laboratorians, the hematopathologist and the hematology/oncology physician, also share their part in this particular case.

You may download the video below in several different formats. Files sizes are large so will take a while to download.

Watch Video

Download Video in Flash – 28 MB

Download Video in Windows Media Player – 73MB

Updated January 20, 2014

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