HNL News

January 30, 2023

What You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Don’t you just loathe these dark winter days? Winter can be tough here in Pennsylvania, from slushy snow to frigid days, with darkness in between. Unfortunately, we have another reason to have the winter blues- Vitamin D deficiency.

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January 20, 2023

The Impact of Genomics on the Future of Lab Medicine

Genomics, the study and mapping of genomes or complete sets of DNA, offers unique and emerging medical applications that are now accessible to providers.
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January 16, 2023

Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are diseases that can be spread through blood or blood products.

Exposure to blood and other body fluids can be more common than you think, especially in occupations like waste and maintenance, emergency response, health care, and body artists.

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January 11, 2023

New HNL Lab Medicine Fleet Brings the Lab to You

HNL @Home is a service provided by HNL Lab Medicine that brings phlebotomy right to your doorstep.

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January 05, 2023

Local Blood Shortage - Donate Blood Today

Blood transfusions save more than 4 million Americans each year. To honor National Blood Donor Month and address the regional blood shortage, HNL Lab Medicine and Miller-Keystone Blood Center are partnering in January for an annual blood drive. 
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HNL News

January 05, 2023
Blood transfusions save more than 4 million Americans each year. Since the start of the pandemic, fewer donors are visiting blood centers to donate, creating a nationwide shortage. Miller-Keystone Blood Center along with many other blood centers, has expressed a need for available donors of all blood types, including platelet donors, to give blood as blood inventory levels drop dangerously low.

 

How is donated blood used?

Donating your blood can help save multiple lives. Each pint of blood can save up to three lives! Donated blood products are used to help save:
  • Accident victims
  • Bone marrow and organ transplant patients
  • Burn victims
  • Cancer and heart surgery patients
  • Premature infants
  • Sickle cell patients
  • Surgical patients

 

Who needs your help?

The blood shortage is impacting our community. There are 28 local hospitals that rely exclusively on Miller-Keystone Blood Center for blood products. Your generous blood donation can save the lives of the people you know and care about. Over 100,000 units of blood are needed each year to help save patients in our local hospitals – that’s 450 donors every day!

 

 

How we’re getting involved

To honor National Blood Donor Month and address the regional blood shortage, HNL Lab Medicine and Miller-Keystone Blood Center are partnering in January for an annual blood drive. Over 40 HNL Lab Medicine employees are registered to donate. These donations provide up to 20 liters of blood!

 

 

How you can get involved

There are multiple Miller-Keystone Blood Center locations and community blood drives to make donating blood as convenient as possible. Businesses, schools, and other organizations can sponsor a blood drive with either a mobile or inside setup, depending on the amount of donors - just like HNL Lab Medicine. We urge fellow community members to help maintain the local blood supply. Save a life and donate blood today!