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Top tips when having a blood test

We can help with preparing your child for their blood test. This may include:

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a visit to the hospital to get used to the room

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practising parts of the blood test like rolling up your sleeves

or meeting the play team specialists.

If you would like any support such as:

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booking a quiet room

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attending a pre-visit

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or to tell us about the numbing cream you are using,

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Please get in touch with us.

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You can also help your child prepare for the appointment by watching this YouTube video.

Some things to remember:

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On the day of your blood test, make sure your child stays hydrated as this helps make the blood test easier.

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Keep your child warm before the blood test. Wearing gloves in winter can help.

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Arrive at the hospital 30 minutes before your appointment. You will not be able to check in before this time.

Contact us

For support with preperation or request of reasonable adjustments whilst in hospital, please get in touch with us at:

Patient advice and liaison team (PALS)
Sheffield Children’s
Western Bank
210 2TH

Telephone: 0114 271 7594
Email: scn-tr.pals@nhs.net

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

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