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I read the paper dealing with the validation of phlebotomy performance1 with interest, especially the 11 phases in their final phlebotomy metric. This prompted four reflections from a career that involved taking blood from intravenous drug abusers many of whom had a …
Contributors I am sole author.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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