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Does donating blood hurt?

When the needle is inserted for taking blood, it will hurt only for a moment. Pinch the fleshy, soft underside of your arm. That pinch is similar to what you will feel when the needle is put in your arm.

Donating blood can hurt momentarily because it requires the insertion of a needle into a vein. This can hurt while the needle is being inserted and can be somewhat uncomfortable in that area during the donation.

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