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Needles cause 46% of injuries to blood donors in Japan:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Nerve damage to blood donors caused by needles account for 29% of the health injuries suffered by Japan's 5.4 million donors in 2004-05. Haemorrhaging under the skin, also caused by needles, was responsible for 17% of injuries. The health ministry reported that 1% of donors suffered from, among other complaints, injury, dizziness and nausea. 802 people have received compensation from local blood centres, reports Japan Today.

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