What happens in a blood test?

Mitchell and Olivia have their bloods taken every month. They used to find it difficult but now they are fine about it. They talk about what helps them like cold spray and emla cream to numb the area or just having a chat. This video shows step by step what happens when you get your blood tested.

Parents and carers can watch this video alone or with their child, depending on their age and ability.


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