I've donated blood multiple times and I'm hemaphobic.
And it scares me shitless every single time.
You know, i wasn't hemaphobic before. Then one day, my friend, who is hemaphobic, described his experiences and how he felt when see saw blood. That same night, while i was trying to sleep, i was thinking about his experiences and fears. Since that night, i started to get scared the moment i thought about blood donations/blood tests. Some months later, i was diagnosed with Malaria. Obviously i had undergone several blood tests. It was dreadful. The sight of injection pen oozing blood from my arm terrified the shit out of me. To make things worse, it was not a normal blood test. The nurse took HUGE amount of blood compared to usual volume. From that moment, i wanted to be cured of Malaria just because of the fears of blood tests. God damn it was awful. The funny thing is, i am not scared when i see blood coming out of body wounds.