Re: Gift for Histotech

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From:Becky Scholes <>,
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What wonderful "fun" ideas for the future technician!  I think they would be 
great retirement gifts, too.


>From: Lynn Gardner <>
>Subject: Gift for Histotech
>Date: Wed, 03 May 2000 18:01:20 -0500
>I thought of this of course after I deleted the message so this is for the
>Histotech that has the technician that is leaving and wants a unique gift
>for them.
>What about a histo survival kit you could go serious and put in: disposable
>blades, small bag of paraffin, slides, coverslips, or other various things
>we use in the lab
>Go goofy with things like: make a paraffin hand (fill glove with paraffin
>solidify) tape a note to it saying "Helping hand", Spell out letters with
>tissue (take unused tissue ready for disposal and carve letters, process
>and embed them in paraffin cut them and put on slides spell out "Farewell"
>or something like that mix the slides up on the tray and make up a bogis
>report to go with it that has his/her name on it but under the Microscopic
>have everyone express how they will fill when this person is gone and under
>diagnosis say something like Wishing you well. Have one of or all of the
>pathologists and/or technicians make a tape of funny things that have
>happened in the lab over the years. If you have someone that does
>impressions have them do a funny dictation, my favorite is Mr Rogers does
>dictation. Make some kind of ornament or mobile out of lab materials.
>That is about all I can come up with for now. Hope this helps. Have fun
>with it if the person has a good sense of humor.
>Good Luck,
>Lynn Gardner, HT(ASCP)

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