Blood sample


Millie and Amber watched, fascinated, in the doctor’s this morning as the nurse took a blood sample from my arm (related to my hyperthyroidism).

I expected Amber, at least, to look away or say something like “Yuck!” but no.

Why is it so dark?” asked Millie matter-of-factly. “When my friend cut her finger it was much lighter than than that.

The nurse explained it was “Because that blood was from near the surface; this is from one of the arteries and has a lot more oxygen, which makes it darker.

Like my coat,” observed Amber.

Neither of them seemed the slightest bit perturbed by a lady sticking a needle in their Dad’s arm.  Which quite impressed me. 🙂

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One thought on “Blood sample

  1. biological samples July 22, 2013 / 9:20 am

    Yes it is absolutely true that the blood near the surface is much lighter than a blood which gets direct from arteries. It is because of lot of oxygen. Thanks for post.

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