How you do remove blood from sheets?
Before machine washing, first presoak 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 (ideally 60 minutes). This is because enzymes break down the protein in blood, making it easier for the appropriate bleach product to completely remove the stain, but 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 detergent presoaking solution, and then proceed as follows depending on whether your sheets are white or colored:
For stained items that are white:
- Machine wash in the hottest water recommended on the care label with detergent and ⅓ cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach.
- Air dry and check for success. If residual stain remains, repeat the treatment.
- Remember to avoid bleaching wool, silk, mohair, leather, and spandex, even if they are white.
For stained items that are colored: