News and Stories

November 30, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About HIV Testing

Whether you are sexually active or just want to stay informed, being aware of your HIV status is an important step in taking charge of your sexual health. 

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November 10, 2023

Unveiling the World of Genetic Counseling: An Interview with Elizabeth Melchionna

In honor of Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, we had the privilege of speaking with Elizabeth Melchionna, a genetic counselor at HNL Lab Medicine. 

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November 06, 2023

Gut Check: Clostridium difficile

Clostridioides difficile, commonly known as C. diff, is a bacterium that can cause infections in the colon, leading to a range of symptoms that can be uncomfortable and, in some cases, serious.

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November 03, 2023

Celebrating Our Commitment to Quality: Recent CAP Inspection Validates HNL Lab Medicine’s Excellence

At HNL Lab Medicine, we are thrilled to share a significant milestone that exemplifies our commitment to delivering exceptional quality healthcare.

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October 29, 2023

World Stroke Day

Sharing a Personal Experience on World Stroke Day to Raise Awareness about Strokes.

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News and Stories

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!