Bloodletting is a medical procedure where 1 pint or approximately 450ml of blood is removed from a person’s body. This is the same procedure used for blood donors.
At your appointment, one of our experienced clinicians will explain the procedure to you and confirm you are happy to proceed. They will answer all of your questions before going ahead with the venesection. You will either sit down and the clinician will insert a needle in a vein in your arm, connected to a bag or bottle to collect your blood. The clinician will remain with you throughout the procedure.
Dizziness and light-headedness during or after the procedure Bruising on the site. Uncommon risks include: Infection from bacteria carried into the blood stream by the needle and nerve damage, which may cause temporary or permanent numbness, tingling, burning or pain
It is advised to have something to eat prior to coming for your appointment and that you drink at least 1 litre of water. You can also bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated. It is recommended to avoid alcohol on the day of your appointment and the day before as it can increase risk of bruising or bleeding
For bookings of more than 1 person or require a date or time which is not showing as available please contact us.
We will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your booking via e-mail.
Times will vary for appointments but we will structure approx IVs - approximate time - 45 mins Bloodtest - Approximate time 15 mins Blood let - Approximate time 30 mins Booster Injection - Approximate time 15 mins
This procedure is done to reduce the number of red blood cells and the amount of collected iron.
This depends on your condition, your blood count and your doctor’s recommendation. Some patients only require one session on a short-term basis while others will have frequent sessions over a longer period of time.
It is important to know that although bloodletting is the same procedure as donating blood, Youth Revisited cannot use blood from bloodletting for this purpose and the blood must be disposed of.