Phlebotomy Treatment vs. Blood Donation: Understanding the Difference

There are two main reasons for people to get blood drawn. The first, and most common reason to get blood drawn is for a blood transfusion or for a blood test that is prescribed by your healthcare provider. The second reason is for blood donations which are typically voluntary and do not require a prescription from your GP. People usually give blood as a form of charity or as a preventative measure before having surgery.

If you are keen to understand the difference between a Phlebotomy Treatment vs. a Blood Donation, then this article is for you!

Phlebotomy Treatment vs. Blood Donation

A phlebotomy treatment refers to standard blood tests which are, in turn, used for medical purposes such as diagnosing an illness or monitoring your health. Blood donations, on the other hand, are not done for medical purposes and are done at a UK-registered blood bank as opposed to a doctor’s office or pharmacy like Miles Pharmacy.

Phlebotomy Services in Chessington at Miles Pharmacy

At Miles Pharmacy, we offer private blood tests that will give you timely results at prices that everyone can afford.

Our phlebotomy service is available to both NHS patients as well as private patients of Miles Pharmacy. If you have been given a blood test form by your GP, you can schedule your blood test at any of our branches throughout South London.

A fully trained phlebotomist will take your blood sample and then send it directly to the lab. The lab results are then sent directly to your GP. Once your GP has the blood test results, he will discuss any treatments or recommend any healthy changes that will need to be made if there is a health issue that needs to be dealt with.

We offer a full range of blood tests, which include:

·         Comprehensive

·         Female Hormone Profile

·         Thyroid

·         Diabetes

·         Cholesterol

·         Heart Health

·         Vitamin

·         and many more…

You can schedule phlebotomy services in Stoneleigh at a time that’s convenient for you.

We have pharmacies in locations that service the areas of Epsom, Banstead, Sutton, Cheam, Chessington, and Worcester Park.

Click here to schedule a phlebotomy appointment with us.