I've never had a blood test before. I get anxiety just thinking about it.
Where will they give me the blood test? And does it hurt? How much blood do they take away from me?
They take it from a vein in your arm. It's just a quick sting when they put the needle in. It's best not to look, it might make you feel sick or faint. And they usually just take a few little vials (like hardly any really) and then they pull out the needle (doesn't hurt) and you put pressure on the little hole for a minute or two, then a band aid goes on for a few hours. It's just like a monster mosquito bite for want of a better description.
The nurses who do it do thousands of tests a year and are very good at it. It's scary when it's your first time but it's very quick and painless except for a little quick sting (like when you get flicked with a rubber band type sting).
It's normal to feel somewhat anxious about needles being put in your arm and blood being drawn. They say about 10% of the population has a phobia about needles and/or blood.
In addition, there are life insurance policies available where there is no health exam and no needles, and no blood drawn. You answer some health questions and the insurer decides if they will insure you for life insurance.
And, if you qualify, you may be able to start your life insurance coverage the same day.
Learn more about term life insurance no blood tests required.