I've written recently about the veins in my right arm and how they no longer like to give blood. This is a problem since I give blood twice a month. The left arm is off limits thanks to the fistula in the my wrist. Thus, giving blood is now a bit more complicated.
Dr Phan's nurse draws blood from my port and we then take it directly to the lab. Just adds a couple more steps. Today was the first time we did it and it worked pretty well. Kind of nice not having my arm jabbed 4 or 5 times looking for a useful vein.