Working in the Donor Testing lab at BloodCenter was very fulfilling and taught me the fine art of time management and concise communications. My schedule was third shift which did the bulk of the testing, as well as do shut down maintenance and sometimes even start up maintenance for the following day. Communication was also key to having a successful night of testing seeing as testing samples sometimes were limited or machines would be out of operation. We tested not only for donors, but organ procurement organizations as well, called "STAT" samples, that needed to be tested immediately. The hard part of the job was learning to fold different testing platforms/methods into one another to be as efficient as possible.
Friendly and open environment and coworkers