Dried blood stain in my favourite suit


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Old 07-25-08, 11:32 AM
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Question Dried blood stain in my favourite suit

Hi all,

I suffered anapylactic shock after eating something in a London restaurant a couple of weeks ago. The paramedics arrived rapidly and administered an adrenalin shot, but in the process my favourite suit got splattered with my blood . I didn't do anything about it immediately, but took it to the dry cleaners to see if they could help. They tried a number of chemicals on it and the stains have faded, but they're still clearly visible. Does anyone have any advice about what I can do to get it out?

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Tim
 
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Old 07-25-08, 01:36 PM
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I would have suggested a dry cleaners as the definitive method of removing the stain. Does the cleaners have any suggestions?
 
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Old 07-25-08, 03:57 PM
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Hi Chris,

Unfortunately the dry cleaner couldn't offer any further advice.

My big concern is that the processes he used may have set the stain in the fabric further.

I tried cold salty water on it. It made a little bit of difference, but not much.

If anyone has any further ideas, I'd be grateful.
 
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Old 07-25-08, 04:10 PM
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Go to a good local tailor (are you still in London?...I've heard there are a few there...lol), ask them who they would recommend you go to.
 
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Thanks for the advice

Hi Gunguy,

Yes I'm still in London, so will give that a go if nothing else works.

I've read elsewhere that you can use meat tenderiser, or a mixture of 15% amoonium, 15% glycerin and 70% cold water to remove a dried blood stain.

The advice on this site is:

Mix one teaspoon of a mild ph balanced detergent (a mild non alkaline non bleaching detergent) with a cup of ice cold water
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Mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with a half cup of ice cold water
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Sponge with clean ice cold water
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Has anyone tried any of these methods to good effect?
 
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Old 07-26-08, 06:16 PM
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i would say the dry cleaning process has set the stain...hydrogen peroxide being dabbed on a white non bleached rag would have worked when it was fresh
 
 

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