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Newborn Care Series: Taking a Heel Blood Sample

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Global Health Media Project


This film shows how to take a small sample of blood for lab tests from the side of the heel of a baby.

The mission of Global Health Media Project is to improve health care and health outcomes in resource-poor areas by creating high-quality, practical teaching videos that 'bring to life' basic health care information known to save lives. These videos reflect best practices in low-resource settings and are targeted towards health care workers who regularly practice in these settings or those clinicians with special interest in global health. For more information and resources, and to download the above material, please visit

Last reviewed: April 7, 2017. 

Topics: Global Health