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A phlebotomist is an individual trained to draw blood (venipuncture), either for laboratory tests, or for blood donations. At a blood donation site, a phlebotomist will draw the blood, perform a test to determine if the donor is anemic, such as a fingerprick hemoglobin test, and may also help recovery of patients with adverse reactions.
In the UK, no special certification is required, only training, often on the job . In New Zealand, phlebotomists must have a high school degree and First Aid Certificate, with all other skills being taught on the job. In the United States, requirements vary by state, with some requiring certification. Most countries are working towards more standardized training including certification.
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