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    Withdraw/take the blood of/from/out of all these patients.

    Suppose you are nurse at a hospital. There are some patients at the hospital who have been examined by the doctor. The doctors asks you to withdraw their blood through syringe so those blood samples can be sent to the laboratory for tests.

    Now how will he ask you to do that?

    1. Withdraw the blood of all these patients.
    2. Withdraw the blood from all these patients.
    3. Withdraw the blood out of all these patients.

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    4. Take the blood of all these patients.
    5. Take the blood from all these patients.
    6. Take the blood out of all these patients.

    Which verb is more appropriate to be used in this particular situation "take" or "withdraw"? and which preposition suits either of them "all/from/out of"?

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    Re: Withdraw/take the blood of/from/out of all these patients.

    Take a blood sample from each of these patients.
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    Re: Withdraw/take the blood of/from/out of all these patients.

    In AmE we draw blood to take a sample. But if a group of patients is involved, take a blood sample from each of these patients would be a natural way to say what you have in mind.
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    Re: Withdraw/take the blood of/from/out of all these patients.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    In AmE we draw blood to take a sample. But if a group of patients is involved, take a blood sample from each of these patients would be a natural way to say what you have in mind.
    So can't we say
    "Draw a blood sample from these patients/from all these patients/from each of these patients".
    or
    "Draw blood from these patients/from all these patients/from each of these patients".
    in US English?

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    Re: Withdraw/take the blood of/from/out of all these patients.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    So can't we say
    "Draw a blood sample from these patients/from all these patients/from each of these patients".
    or
    "Draw blood from these patients/from all these patients/from each of these patients".
    in US English?
    Yes, those are fine.
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