The best solution I have found from experience to remove blood stains from cloth, matresses or clothing is hydrogen peroxide. It can be purchased very inexpensively. Because of the enzymes in blood lifts the stain. Just pour peroxide from the container directly on the blood stain and the blood will bubble out of the fabric. Blot with a damp cloth and the stain will lift out. On older blood stains it might take a few applications to remove the stain. Peroxide can fade some fabrics and it is best to try it first on an inconspicuous area. It is truly amazing how peroxide is very effective.
Using hydrogen peroxide and salt. Pour the hydrogen peroxide on the stain. Then pour the salt on to COMPLETELY COVER the stain. After about 10 minutes the stain is gone.
(best used on old stains.)
I tried Hydrogen Peroxide on a dried blood stain and there was still a shadow where the blood was. The blood was on a white towel like fabric. I went to look for the Tide to go and it said on it's label not good for blood stains?? So I kept looking and there was a no name product in Wal mart that said Tru-Value Oxi clean. It said on the label also for blood - grease and some other hard to remove stains. The small container was 3 - 4 dollars and the bigger pail was 6 - 7 dollars. I brought it home and read the directions (sort of) I put in a half a scoopful - they supply the scoop in the pail of powder - and mixed it with hot water from the tap and soaked it for 40 minutes. My wife and I couldn't find any sign of the stain - none zippo - gone - like new etc. Thanks for this site and all the suggestions. I hope this helps someone.
It is always better to wash the cloth as soon as possible after the blood stain is blotted. Try and remove it as fast as you can with the help of dish soap and hydrogen peroxide. Use a clean sponge as a blotter to apply the hydrogen and soap solution on the stained area.
If the garment is suppose to be dry-cleaned, take it to the dry cleaners as quickly as possible without using any pre treatment. If the stain is very fresh, you can simply wash it with mild laundry soap in the sink. If the stain is persistent, use ammonia and water to pre soak and wash. Window cleaner sprayed on the stains can also be helpful. Bleach for white cloths is a wise idea. Or, you can spit on it as your spit contains enzymes that are pretty good at breaking down the proteins that blood consists.
In a spray bottle, mix a small amount of laundry detergent in with fresh hydrogen peroxide, and gently shake it to mix it. Spray on the stain; even though it's dried, it will start bubbling up. You don't even need to scrub or rinse; just throw in the washer on cold, and it will come out. This works for all protein-based stains (blood, pet stains, etc), and even red wine. If you have cats that leave a hairball on the carpet (even white carpet), you can spray the mixture directly on and just wipe it up with a paper towel - no rinsing.
I use the tide to go pen on any new stain it work amazingly.
Blood stains are notorious for being difficult to eradicate once they have set into a fabric. If the stain is still wet, rinse it under cold water. Do not use hot water or else all you will do is to 'set' the stain. Cold water will help remove it.
You could use a proprietary stain removal system, available from supermarkets in the laundry aisle. You will need to read the various labels before you decide which one to buy, since some will contain special enzymes which will help attack blood stains and this should be the type that you choose. If the blood is on a white fabric you could try using bleach, but this is likely to harm the fabric if it is delicate.
You could try scrubbing the stain using milk. An old homemaker's tip is to soak the garment in cold salted water for 12 hours and then wash it in washing soda, however, this has limited success. Ultimately if the garment is badly blood stained it may not be possible to get rid of the stain completely.
The tide to go pen. Really. I don't know what they put in that thing, but it works like a charm. .... And its much easier than all this soaking
You can simply use cold water!
Soak in cold water for just a couple mins and then use hydrogen peroxide, covering all areas of the stain. Use the peroxide as many times as needed. The blood will start to bubble- wipe bubbles, or dab, with paper towel. This only works for new/wet stains
Cold water and then hydrogen peroxide is the best way to go with newer stains. After you're done rinsing the clothing under cold water, pour a little hydrogen peroxide over the new blood stain and it will begin to bubble. After a second or so, wipe away the bubbles with a paper towel and repeat if needed and as many times as needed. Hydrogen peroxide is perfectly capable of getting blood out of clothing on it's own, but with bigger stains it may be better to rinse them first in order to save yourself some time and peroxide. With smaller stains, I just skip to the peroxide. I do the same if I can't rinse the fabric out or if the fabric is delicate. For example, you could easily use hydrogen peroxide to get blood out of your mattress.
Hydrogen peroxide will get some older set in stains out of clothing, but not always. It will definitely fade the stain if nothing else, but might not be able to get rid of it completely. I've also heard making a paste out of meat tenderizer and leaving it for a while works on set in stains, but I've never tried this so I can't be sure.
If you haven't already washed the item leave it to soak in cold salted water for as long as possible. Once wet you could even put salt on the bloodied part
What I did is I just flushed the area with cold water, dried the shirt off and used Tide To Go and it seems to be mostly if not completely gone.
Soak your clothes in cold water then put in bizz or something like that then scrub it then wash your clothes. If that doesnt work try it again.
You can try oxy clean, just do not put it in the dryer. The dryer will make the stain set in the fabric. Let it soak in the oxy clean for a while, then throw it in the wash.
Soak the garment in water for a few hours, then spray on vanish and rub. Then let it soak in water before putting it into the washing machine with lots of washing powder in :)
Salt water, apply to blood stain straight away, completely removes!!!
Hell no you can't tey stay in forever!