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KEEP WELL FOR WINTER - Community Information Event for AllClick here to see the poster
Winter is approaching and we all want to keep fit and well. To help you to do that why not come along to the “Keep Well for Winter” event that is taking place in Seamer Memorial Hall on Wednesday the 15th November from 10am – 3pm ? This event is being organised by The Patient Participation Group for Ayton and Snainton Medical Practice in conjunction with Derwent Valley Bridge Community Library and Resource Centre.  The event is open to all. For more information contact Pam Saltmer or Adele Robinson on 01723863100.

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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