What is the best way to remove blood from clothing?
I recommend presoaking blood stains in cool water using a good detergent that contains enzymes – check the list of ingredients to know for sure. You need to soak items for at least 30 minutes and ideally as long as 60 minutes. This is because enzymes break down the protein in blood and they need enough time to do it—the “wash” portion of a wash-cycle is usually not long enough, especially for heavily stained items. Following the presoak, drain the presoaking solution and rinse the items. Then proceed as follows depending on whether your item is white or colored:
For stained items that are white:
For stained items that are colored:
I hope this helps!
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