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Blood. Tips to remove Blood stains from clothes and fabric
When you first are faced with a bloodstain, you should rinse the fabric in cold water to get out as much as you can fast.
If the stain is already dried on, rinsing the fabric in cold water will still get out some of the excess blood leaving you with a smaller amount of stain to deal with. Be sure to use cold water!
Make a mixture of a gallon of warm water, a tablespoon of liquid laundry detergent or dish liquid, and a 1/8 cup of ammonia. Soak your fabric in this mixture for a few hours, over night is fine.
Rinse the fabric well and re inspect the stained area.
If the stain remains, treat with a stain stick or spray pre treatment. Let this sit for about ten minutes, and the apply a good bit of liquid laundry detergent and work it in with your fingers or a soft scrub brush like a toothbrush.
Rinse the fabric well and then launder.
Check for the bloodstain again before drying in the dryer.
For stubborn stains, apply a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to the stained area, letting it sit for just about ten minutes and then rinse. Repeat the entire process as needed until the bloodstain is gone completely.