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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, November 19, 2012

Personal Touch Blood Draws In Home Service

Personal Touch Blood Draws can help you save time this busy holiday season by bringing the lab to you.


Our health is important to all of us and it can be hard to fit in a trip to the lab this time of year. What if your next blood draw could be done on your schedule, in the comfort of your own home or office? Liz Beckner will do just that and she is offering a 20% holiday discount, throughout November and December.

As Santa Barbara’s premier mobile phlebotomist, Liz has over 18 years experience drawing blood. Her work with geriatrics, infants and special needs patients has helped to fine tune her needle skills with difficult and/or small veins. Patients with challenging veins, dreading multiple sticks, or children afraid of needles, can feel comfortable knowing they are with the best. After the blood has been collected, Liz delivers it to the lab of your choice, and the results are sent to the ordering physician.

Liz started her business 2 years ago when she had a terminally-ill son who needed many blood draws. She found taking him to the lab was extremely challenging, time consuming and potentially hazardous to his health. Realizing how much easier it would be to draw his blood herself, she embarked on a journey to help others. Liz states, “Santa Barbara has wonderful resources and so many health-care professionals came right to my home; including the hospice nurse, child development specialist, and occupational therapist. However, no one would come out to my house for a simple blood draw. I knew I could not be the only person in Santa Barbara with this need and decided to do something about it.” Liz now offers her expertise to anyone that has difficulty getting to the lab.

A long-time patient, E. Levine, who claims to have “really tired, uncooperative and altogether worthless veins,” has said that “’one stick Liz’ has consistently been able to find something which will produce what is needed whether it is a blood draw, an IV start or an infusion, all without confusion. This talented lady not only is a wizard with the needle she also has a charming personality and is very pleasant on all occasions.”

Who would benefit from an in-home blood draw?

* Patients who are reliant on others for transportation.

* Any person or child not wanting to be exposed to potential germs in a medical setting.

* People who have limited mobility, requiring the use of a wheelchair or walker.

* Family members residing in an assisted living facility.

* Parents caring for multiple children.

* Busy professionals with limited time.

* Anyone not available during normal lab hours.

* Patients with “standing orders” who need their blood drawn frequently.

If you or a family member could benefit from Liz’s Personal Touch Blood Draws, visit, click here or call (805) 455-8409 to schedule an appointment.

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