Today we’d like to introduce you to Ishear Townes-Weaver.
Hi Ishear, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I learned the skill of Phlebotomy at the Sojourner Douglass College in 2001. Since then, for many years, I’ve worked as a Certified Phlebotomist. I am currently the founder, Certified Phlebotomist, and Certified Phlebotomy Instructor of I.T. Phlebotomy Solutions. This vision of me starting my very own phlebotomy school/workshop came from a car ride with my supportive husband one afternoon back in January 2020. As he’s driving me to work, my husband says, “Baby, I think you should open a phlebotomy school.” I paused for a few seconds and then said I would do my research. After many years of being a phlebotomist, training medical students, nursing students, new hires, and laboratory processors on how to draw blood safely. After thoroughly researching the process of opening a Phlebotomy school, how many State Certified Phlebotomy schools were in Baltimore City/County, and becoming an entrepreneur had me super excited and nervous, to be honest. Yet, I knew it was something I would be so great at doing simply because of my years of experience, already training and teaching so many skills, my love for helping others, and just simply being the person I am. It was history from that moment.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a smooth road?
Has it been a smooth road?! Lol, I’m going to say, Yes, only because I have 2 amazing mentors who helped me tremendously throughout this long process. It is smooth yet lengthy and takes time, money, patience, preparation, and determination. Had I not had any of the above, I.T. Phlebotomy Solutions would not even exist today! BUT, To God be the Glory!
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
I.T. Phlebotomy Solutions is a small business that offers a variety of services. We offer a phlebotomy workshop for professionals who have/had medical experience, such as CNA, GNA, Nursing Students, LNP, Nurses, N.P.s, etc. We teach the theory and skill of Phlebotomy; we train our students on how to successfully, safely, and confidently draw blood. We also specialize in all things Phlebotomy and patient care related! We have 2 amazing professionals with 20+ years of experience, both Certified Phlebotomy Instructors who teach the phlebotomy technique. Not only do we train other associates on how to successfully and safely draw blood, but we also serve patients who need our mobile phlebotomy services. Brand-wise, I’m most proud of utilizing the knowledge and skills I’ve learned over the years to help others become confident, well-trained phlebotomists. I.T. Phlebotomy Solutions is on the rise and here to stay. We are located in the City of Downtown Baltimore. Not only do we teach students phlebotomy skills and training. We also offer a mobile phlebotomy service. And we have a site where patients can come to get services, such as blood draws, urinalysis, COVID testing, pregnancy testing, etc.
How do you define success?
I define success as working hard, being consistent, staying true to myself, and never giving up on my goals and dreams, accomplishing every goal I have set for myself. ONE goal at a time and helping others along the way.
- •$550 Phlebotomy Workshop
- •$30 Mobile Phlebotomy Service (subject to change depends on the distance)
- •Free COVID Testing
- •Free Urine Pregnancy Testing
- •Free Urine Drug Screening
- Website: I.T. Phlebotomy Solutions
- Instagram: Itphlebotomysol
- Facebook: I.T. Phlebotomy Solutions