Carlo Ledesma, MS, SH(ASCP)CM QLS, MT(ASCPi)
Oklahoma City, OK
Three years of full-time Hematology work experience in a clinical laboratory OR three years of experience as an educator in Hematology
For Carlo, earning his MT certification was only the beginning. Carlo chose to continue his education, becoming a specialist in Hematology and, ultimately, an Educational Program Director. His story is a great example of the incredible career paths many medical laboratory specialists carve for themselves—proof that the lab is not only a great career choice, but that, for many, it’s only the beginning.
My Lab Hero Story
Once, there was a kid that fell and hurt himself, and we couldn’t find where he was bleeding internally to stop it. It really hit home for me. I was in the US, and all of my younger siblings were back home in the Philippines—and it could have been any one of them. I drew the patient’s blood and hurried back to the lab because I wanted to get this patient the right treatment as quickly as possible. I wanted to give him the same care I’d want for my brothers and sisters.