Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration that honors laboratory professionals and the role that they have in the health care industry. It is always celebrated the last full week of April. Medical Laboratory Professionals Week started in 1975 as National Medical Laboratory Week by the American Society for Medical Technology which is now called the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. The goal for Medical Professionals Week is to raise public awareness of laboratory professionals and pathologists and an appreciation for the important impact on the lives of patients. Originally, it was called National Medical Laboratory Week until 2005 when the name was changed. NML week is organized by 17 national clinical laboratory organizations. Today, there are over 300,000 clinical laboratory professionals.
Medical Laboratory Professionals have the responsibility of making sure that results are provided accurately and timely. The main job for medical laboratory professional is to examine and analyze blood, body fluids, tissues, and cells. Records are kept of their findings and those findings are then shared with other medical professionals. Medical laboratory professionals play an instrumental part in making sure that there is a proper diagnosis; while trying to assist when it comes to preventing diseases.
Here at McShane Welding and Metal Products, we are very proud and honored to play a small role in the clinical laboratory industry as the leading source for laboratory lockers. Today we would like to take the time to thank all of the men and women who are laboratory professionals who spend countless hours in the lab to obtain results for patients. Your hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed and we appreciate all that you do. You truly make an impact on so many lives. As the famed guitarist Carlos Santana once said “There is no greater reward than working from your heart and making a difference in the world.”