Monday, October 04, 2010

Useful Tip #4,523: Drawing Blood

Well, actually I don't know how many tips I've given. But this one is good! Do you have trouble giving blood because they can't find a vein? I have learned a thing or two this past little while that can help. First of all, if you know you are going to have to give blood, hydrate yourself. A watery vein is a happy vein. :)

Secondly, if the technician has a hard time finding your vein, tell him/her to use TWO tourniquets. Yes, two. I had to have some blood drawn today and the technician told me to pass this on in the future to anyone drawing my blood. They always have a hard time finding a vein, but when she did this, she got it first try!

Happy blood-letting! (Should I have posted this closer to Halloween?)


Amber said...

you know what else I figured out? to stop telling them it's hard to find my veins - I think it just makes them even more nervous about it LOL (also if they are having problems I do tell them it's okay to take it out of my hand, they've done this before, it hurts a little more but at least they can get it)

Max Coutinho said...

LOL yes, the Halloween would've been a nice time to post this LOL LOL ;).

Hi D,

This is one good tip, I shall pass it along! In fact, I will share it on Buzz and Facebook :D.