I tried donating blood a couple of weeks ago, but when I got there the doctor felt my arms and couldn't find any veins. His exact words with my left arm were "there's nothing there - it's empty". He could barely feel one in my right arm. So he told me to drink 1.5l the day before and day of my donation, which I'll do next time.
This wasn't surprising to find out, because when I've had blood tests in the past, the nurses have struggled to find a vein. But how bad is it to have small veins?
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- 26-10-2017 14:28
- 26-10-2017 14:30
Happens to me a lot. Nothing to worry about.
- 26-10-2017 14:31
OMG. I went for my blood test and i was there for so long cos the doctor and nurse were trying to find a good vein. Hurt so much. It is bad honestly cos it hurts and it's time consuming . It happens all the time.
- 26-10-2017 14:33
maybe they could use a leg vein instead ? they tend to be bigger.