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Ché: I have to look away!


Ché is in her scrubs when I meet her at today's Auckland Hospital mobile blood drive. As a Registered Nurse I imagine she has no fear of needles at all. But when she looks away as the needle goes in I can see that's not quite the case. 'I just try and ignore it,' Ché says, as a way of managing her fear. 'I have to look away!'

Why does she do it despite her fear? 'My mum has always given blood and I've seen a lot of trauma patients need it. It's totally worth it,' Ché answers.