The veins of children are much thinner and more sensitive than the veins of adults. In their case, we pay special attention to gentle blood sampling so that the child feels as little pain as possible. Our experienced specialists take blood quickly and professionally even from a very thin vein. In case of the smallest patients, the blood is taken by a paediatrician.
Proper preparation greatly eases the child’s situation while also easing their anxiety about drawing blood. Medicover professionals do everything they can to minimize your child’s pain, while making sure they are in good hands. Our experienced laboratory assistants spend more time than usual, about 15-20 minutes, on preparing small children with playful activities.
To help your child feel safe, we encourage the parent to playfully – but not disregarding the importance of the situation – inform their kid about the event.
Do not say it is just a simple mosquito bite you do not even feel, but reassure them that they will feel only a small sting for a moment, and then the process goes completely painless. Explain why this is necessary. We can also play the process so that by the time the actual blood sampling takes place, the child is already properly prepared for the event.