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  • 1) Draws blood from patients or donors in hospital, blood bank, or similar facility for analysis or other medical purposes: Assembles equipment, such as tourniquet, needles, disposable containers for needles, blood collection devices, gauze, cotton, and alcohol on work tray, according to requirements for specified tests or procedures.

  • 2) Verifies or records identity of patient or donor and converses with patient or donor to allay fear of procedure.

  • 3) Applies tourniquet to arm, locates accessible vein, swabs puncture area with antiseptic, and inserts needle into vein to draw blood into collection tube or bag.

  • 4) Withdraws needle, applies treatment to puncture site, and labels and stores blood container for subsequent processing.

  • 5) May prick finger to draw blood.

  • 6) May conduct interviews, take vital signs, and draw and test blood samples to screen donors at blood bank.




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Job Number: 7373