|Always remember to avoid areas rich in veins, arteries, and major muscle
groups. Also remember that blood loss can cause brain damage or death.
| The Red Cross does not allow more than one donation of 1 pint
(473.18ml) of blood to be given per any 8 week (56 days) period.
1ml = 1cc.
5cc = one teaspoon.
|Two teaspoons of blood per day equal 70ml of blood per week, 280ml per
month, and 560ml per two month period. This is 86.82ml's more than
the recommended amount allowed by the Red Cross for the same period of time.
|Always look out for the health of your donor, and watch for symptoms
of anemia, fatigue, problems concentrating, vampiric tendencies (does not
mean they are a vampire, just means they have been over fed from), mood swings,
loss of consciousness, irritablity, poor coordination, dizzyness, headache,
Blood is a natural emetic, so if you are planning on consuming blood, please
be aware of this.
Methods of Sanguinary
||The act of breaking the skin using your teeth, even with proper hygiene,
this method has the greatest chances of causing an infection and scarring
for the donor. This method is not recommended.
||The act of using STERILE blades (i.e. scalpel, razor blade, exacto
knife, etc) to cut the skin. The incision should be no more than an
inch across, and no more than 1mm deep. Do not cut in areas that have
much movement, the constant movement will inhibit the cut from healing properly
and increases the chances of infection. A single incision will usually
heal without a scar. Some prefer to make a small X shape incision because
it stays open longer. Making an X, however, does increase the chances
of scarring. Do not suck hard on the inscised area as this may damage
surrounding tissues, and will impede healing. Also, do not lap the
blood from the wound like a dog, it gets quite annoying for the donor.
||Lancets are devices used by diabetics to get blood samples for blood
glucose monitering. They usually consist of a needle that is loaded
into a spring loaded pen, that with a push of a button makes a small hole
in the skin allowing a couple of drops of blood out. The benefit of
this method is that it is relatively painless, the disadvantage is the small
amount of blood that can be extracted.
||This method should only be done by trained professionals. It involves
using a hypodermic syringe, or butterfly to draw blood from the donors veins.
If done properly, it is one of the best methods for getting blood from
a donor. It is virtually painless, leaves no scars and allows for larger
quantities of blood to be withdrawn.