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Getting out dried blood stains from white cotton?

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neolara Tue 26-Jul-11 20:17:04

What is the best way of removing the a blood stain from white cotton when it has already been washed and the stain "set". Can I bleach it? And if so, what kind of bleach can I use? Or is there a "gentle" bleach I can put into the washing machine. Or any other magic treatment?

whomovedmychocolate Tue 26-Jul-11 20:18:28

Soda crystals, very hot water. Soak.

HomemadeCommunistRussia Tue 26-Jul-11 22:35:29

Napisan is often recommended on here. Or my personal preference is biotex.

If all else fails hang it out on the line for days the sun works very well. smile

BEAUTlFUL Tue 26-Jul-11 22:40:31

There's a story here, I'll wager. Has your DH been coming home with these stains on his clothes for a while? Any strange smells from the car boot? Shovel gone missing?

BEAUTlFUL Tue 26-Jul-11 22:40:45

Neighbour gone missing?

valiumredhead Wed 27-Jul-11 12:17:12

Hold the stained item under a hot running tap to 'looses' the blood then bung it through the wash with bio powder.

Do NOT use boiling water as it 'sets' the stain.

ds get huge nose bleeds, I speak from experience grin

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