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More information about needle related injuries

Refer to the below table for a list of the most common needle related injuries for 2012-2013:

Donor event # of events % total events Frequency Rate/10,000 donations
Haematoma 1,760 0.14% 1:737 14
Painful arm 2089 0.16% 1:621 16
Nerve irritation 676 0.05% 1:1,919 5
Nerve injury 170 0.01% 1:7,782 1
Arterial puncture 44 0.003% 1:29,485 0.3
Delayed bleeding 127 0.001% 1:10,215 1
Tendon injury 8 <0.001% 1:162,169 <0.1

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