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Blood on clothes

Postby docmaggoo » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:30 am

Any tips on getting dried blood off bed sheets?
Had bad nose bleed in the night?

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Re: Blood on clothes

Postby ems101 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:49 am

Vanish should do it and dont leave it too long

Hope you are feeling ok after bad night :(

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Re: Blood on clothes

Postby JabberJabber » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:13 am

I've soaked bloody things in cold salty water before and then washed as normal

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Re: Blood on clothes

Postby Jellybelly6 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:36 pm

I would second the cold salted water.

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Re: Blood on clothes

Postby gilbertandmartha » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:47 pm

Yep a strong salt water solution, the blood cells shrivel because of osmosis

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Re: Blood on clothes

Postby queen bee » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:00 pm

gilbertandmartha wrote:Yep a strong salt water solution, the blood cells shrivel because of osmosis


I've always wondered WHY salt worked. I knew there was a more scientific reason than "Salt is magic!" :wink: :giggle: :lol:

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Re: Blood on clothes

Postby ems101 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:45 pm

Itss funny because it also sets dye.... dunno how that works!

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Re: Blood on clothes

Postby gilbertandmartha » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:58 pm

The science is that it creates a osmotic gradient. So on one side a super strong salt (and therefore LOW water) and on the other (the blood cell) a weak salt (and therefore HIGH water).

water will move from where there is a lot to where there isnt much, so FROM the blood cell TO the salt water. The blood cell then shrivles and 'drops' off the fabric.

i imagine, although totally guessing here, that adding salt to a dye solution also increases the osmotic concentration so that the water in the dye comes out of the dye solution and therefore allows the dye to 'stick' to the material.

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Re: Blood on clothes

Postby ems101 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:00 pm

Interesting!

More than s pretty face eh amanda?!!

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