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    I had always heard that you can remove your own blood stains by using your own spit....sounded weird, but it works. I am always poking myself with pins and now and again end up with a small stain on my sewing.
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    one's saliva contains the necessary enzymes to dissolve one's own blood--that's why this works.

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    Dreft baby soap removed blood from my daughter's favorite shirt more than 3 weeks after an auto accident
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    we all pray your Grandma feels better soon and hope the tricks for removing the stain works and yes i have used salvia to remove blood stains

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    When I first got into quilting it was suggested to keep about 12" of thread in your mouth---if you do get blood on your project--put the little wet ball on it and it will be gone. I have used this method and it had worked every time.
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    Recently when I left the hospital they pulled out my IV line releasing a flood of blood which soaked my blouse and the nurses. They told me to us Hydrogen Peroxide to take it out because that's what they use. It worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEECA View Post
    I just removed some blood spots from a quilt with Hydrogen Peroxide on a cotton ball. It came out real easy.
    I've taken blood out of white carpet using peroxide with great results!
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    Her own salivia will remove "her" own blood. If it's only a couple of small spots it should be easy. The other thing is peroxide.
    this really works...when you prick yourself with a needle, spit on it immediately....
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    I know this might sound strange, but if you get your blood on something, if you would put your saliva on it and work it with your finger, it will take out the blood. Of course, your grandmother would have to do it, since it is hers.

    Obviously I was late in posting this!!
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    I am an RN. Your own saliva will remove your own blood.
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    Amonia will take it out and not5 harn the fabric.

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    I agree with Quilt Mom. The "spit" has always worked for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Mom View Post
    For future reference -

    This sounds unusual, but is an OLD trick...
    When you prick your finger and get blood on what you are working on, use a little of your own saliva on the spot immediately. For some reason, it takes out the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEECA View Post
    I just removed some blood spots from a quilt with Hydrogen Peroxide on a cotton ball. It came out real easy.
    This works great learned it when step father was in the hosp.

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    I know if I prick a finger and get blood on a fabric I just use my own spit. Put some on my finger and put on the spot. Usually comes out right away. It has to be the spit of the person who bled on it. I'm not sure if it works on dried blood but could be worth a try. Can't remember where I learned this but it truly does work.
    I apologize if this grosses anyone out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEECA View Post
    I just removed some blood spots from a quilt with Hydrogen Peroxide on a cotton ball. It came out real easy.
    Works great!

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    Her own salvia applied to the blood stains will get it out. Blood and salvia has to be from the same person.

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    I have discovered a product called Awesome that works really well for me. I found it at Dollar General, but have seen it in other stores, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEECA View Post
    I just removed some blood spots from a quilt with Hydrogen Peroxide on a cotton ball. It came out real easy.
    I had also heard that Hydrogen Peroxide will take stains out so I tried a little bit of it and it did not remove the stain but did remove the color from the fabric as well as leaving a hole in the fabric.
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    I hope your grandma recovers soon and gets out of the hospital!
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    My Doctor told me years ago to remove blood use hydrogen peroxide, make sure the threads are color fast do a test first with the peroxide first good luck

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    Is saliva from person A that much different than saliva from person B?

    If push came to shove, could person A's saliva remove a small blood stain made from person B's blood?

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    blood stain

    The hospital always uses peroxide they used it on the socks on my dad after heart surgery


    Quote Originally Posted by ejpkam View Post
    My grandma is very sick and in the hospital. She took her embroidery work and is finishing a tablerunner and accidently got some spots of blood on it from her IV line. She is very upset and doesnt know how to get it out and feels it is ruined. It was gonna be a present for my sibling. I told her I would ask you sweet people if you had any ideas on how to remove blood stains from very white embroidery linens.
    Thank you very much it is much appreciated.

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    Don't know if this has been mentioned yet - but I used to donate Plasma, sometimes the workers would get blood on them, and they would take a few drops of the saline solution to get it out.

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    Get her a little bottle of glycerin at the drugstore. Pour a few drops on the blood and let it sit overnight, then wash the item. This works very well on tablecloths and napkins, too. I used to keep a bottle in the top drawer of my buffet, and if someone spilled meat juice or wine on the tablecloth, I'd immediately pour it on the spot. If it's a large spot, just rub it around with your fingers. It works every time. Peroxide also usually works well, but be careful that it doesn't damage the fabric.

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