Good on yer! That's two down and... how many in the community to go?
As it happens I had a complete fear of needles before I started, and I still don't like them. You can have the option of a local anaesthetic before the main needle goes in and that can be a help if you and sharp things don't mix.
The finger-prick anaemia test that Apache mentions is interesting to see. The way it works is they take a tiny, disposable lancet to prick the tip of your swearing finger (middle digit) and the resulting drop of blood is sucked into a pipette and then immediately dropped into a transparent tube of greenish copper solution. The drop should immediately sink to the bottom of the solution and this means you're good to go. If it floats, it's an indicator of anaemia and then you'll have a chat with one of the nurses for further information. I've never seen anyone fail it and I've never failed it myself, but there you go. Mine of information, me