A licensed urgent care and family medicine physician, Dr. Lamont Tyler serves as the medical director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. Dr. Lamont Tyler supports medical-related causes such as blood donations. In 2015, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center partnered with the American Red Cross to host a drive for blood donations and transfusions.
With an average of 5.6 million blood donations annually, the American Red Cross serves as the largest blood collection organization in the United States. The organization's blood donors come from all walks of life and, after registering, undergo an interview and a health checkup.
Blood donations may be divided into two special categories, depending on who donates. Patients may contribute their own blood for their surgery, as prescribed by a physician. If not used during surgery, the stored blood will be discarded. This is called an autologous donation. Alternatively, upon the recommendation of a physician, a patient’s friend or relative may provide what is known as a directed donation. Such donations are tested and may be made available to others if not used by the patient for whom they were intended.
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.