Which statement should you never tell a child before collecting blood from them?
A) "It'll feel like someone is pinching you."
B) "You can close your eyes if you want to."
C) "You have to be brave and be real still for me, OK?"
D) "It's alright, don't worry; this won't hurt at all."
D) "It's alright, don't worry; this won't hurt at all." - If the child feels pain during the collection, they'll become more agitated and less cooperative because you lied to them. Never tell a child that a shot will not hurt.