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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 2016-2017:

Donor event # of events % total events Frequency Rate/10,000 donations
Haematoma 2,033 0.15% 1:654 15
Painful arm 2,451 0.18% 1:542 18
Nerve irritation/injury 826 0.06% 1:1,610 6
Arterial puncture 40 0.003% 1:33,261 0.3
Delayed bleeding 172 0.001% 1:7,735 1.3
Tendon injury 1 <0.001% 1:1,330,457 <0.1

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