Friday, November 7, 2014

New Way to Draw Blood

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. 





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