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About 15% Of People Faint At The Sight Of Blood

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Fortunately, it's not every day that you see a bloody wound (except if you're a surgeon, or another medical professional). While the sight of blood might make plenty of people cringe, about 15% of people actually faint at the sight of blood. But why does this happen? Get all the details in the video below.

Why Do Some People Faint At The Sight Of Blood?

It happens to 15% of people.

What Happens When You Faint?

It can be a frightening experience.

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How To Prevent Fainting

Fainting isn't fun.

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