The Give Back 365 (GB365) program was founded by COLA, Inc. COLA is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in laboratory medicine and patient care through a program of voluntary education, consultation and accreditation. COLA’s services are designed to improve clinical laboratory as a whole, giving laboratories confidence that their facility provides the best patient care. By weaving education throughout all of its services, COLA works with clinical laboratories to meet and exceed regulatory requirements.
GB365 was conceived and built around the idea of creating a unique, community-reinforcing program that not only serves as a component to COLA’s mission, but also brings awareness to the clinical laboratory profession and the importance of laboratory science. Through GB365, students ranging from elementary to undergraduate school, learn about the variety of laboratory careers available and their contribution towards everyday medical diagnosis.
In addition to introducing students to the field of laboratory science, GB365 proudly support those who have already committed to the field by offering scholarships to students enrolled in an accredited laboratory science program. In support of existing laboratories, GB365 offers assistance when natural events occur that may hinder them in providing quality patient care to the general public.
The ultimate goal of GB365 is to give back to the Clinical Laboratory Science field 365 days a year.