Blood stains are set by hot water so soak the item in cold water and then launder it. If the item is non-washable, sponge on cold water and a mild laundry or dish soap.
An old hospital trick is to use Hydorgen Peroxide on the stain. Sometimes even if the stain is old it will get it out. (11/18/2004)
Soaking Blood stained clothing in cold water and then laundering works well for fresh Blood stains. If the Blood has dried or set you will need to soak the item in enzyme based detergent for as long as possible before laundering. I use "Nappy San Plus" for removing a wide variety of tough stains as it is safe to use on most fabrics and coloursafe items and it is very effective. (11/19/2004)
I agree, the best thing for removing old blood stains (or fresh) is straight hydrogen peroxide! It's cheap and works even if you have previously washed and dried an item!!! (11/26/2004)
If you have a blood stain on any kind of fabric just spray it with cold water and then sprinkle salt liberally over the stain. Give it a bit of time to dry and when it is just a little damp rub the salt over the stain with very strong solid circular motions. Then let the salt dry completely and shake the salt off. The stain should have disappeared or at least faded. Sometimes it needs to be done a few times. Even soaking it in salty water works as long as you allow normal drying time rather than using a dryer but i find placing salt on the stain works best. (11/05/2006)
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