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Abbott Announces Labs Are Vital(TM) Facebook Scholarship Contest Winners
Date:4/24/2008

Laboratory Science (ASCLS), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), AABB and International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC).

Working together IFCC, 76 international member societies, Labs Are Vital can better address the challenges facing the laboratory today on a global scale.

With the conclusion of the scholarship contest, students can visit http://www.LabScienceCareers.com to find information on career opportunities and educational programs in clinical lab sciences.

About Labs Are Vital(TM)

Labs Are Vital is a multi-pronged, multi-year education and awareness program sponsored by Abbott that is designed to highlight the critical role that laboratory professionals play in healthcare and to address the issues facing laboratories today. The program -- which includes a public awareness campaign, an Instrument Donation Program and a variety of Web-based resources for laboratory professionals -- focuses attention on the life-saving work medical laboratory scientists provide in diagnosing disease and improving health outcomes.

About National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (Lab Week) is sponsored by a number of professional organizations in the field and is a time of recognition for the approximately 265,000 medical laboratory professionals and 15,000 board-certified pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of healthcare. Lab Week is held annually during the last full week of April. In 2008, Lab Week is being held April 20-26 and the theme is "Laboratory Professionals: Delivering Today's Results for a Healthier Tomorrow."

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