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How common are blood phobias?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Blood phobias are not actually that common in the population as a whole. About 5 percent of people suffer from some kind of blood phobia. This fear can be anywhere from mild to severe and will sometimes cause sufferers to faint or pass out at the sight of blood.

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