Afraid + have blood taken

Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,

I got an answer here that says "have blood taken" (have blood drawn from you for medical exams) is idiomatic. My question: is it idiomatic to use "afraid'' (feeling fear) + "have blood taken" in my examples below in American English?

a. ''I'm afraid to have blood taken. Every time I have to, I get nervous and feel like not going to the exam center.''
b. ''My niece is afraid to have blood taken. She cries a lot when she has to.''

Thank you in advance!
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