Demands For a Change

Scholarship Entrant: Samantha from Auburn, CA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Samantha: 7

I love being able to help people and my goal to be able to do this is to become a phlebotomist. That is the person who takes your blood for transfusions, diagnosis, and experimentation. Many people have told me certain “horror stories” of when they went in to give blood and the phlebotomist had stuck them quite a few times in order to find their vein. To me this sounds like an injustice that demands for a change. Instead of poking your patient numerous times to find a vein, it would be more beneficial for the phlebotomist (as well as the patient) if they simply took the time and effort to find the vein the first time. That is my goal. I want to learn how to properly draw someone’s blood while helping them to remain calm, giving them a laugh or two, and letting God’s light shine through me to brighten their day. Getting your blood drawn shouldn’t be a stressful experience and my goal is to make sure that it doesn’t become one. My first step in reaching this goal is going through Medical Assistance training, which I have enrolled in and begin this Fall, in order to prepare me with the knowledge that is necessary for Phlebotomy training.

Vote for Samantha: 7

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