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Re: [BKARTS] Blood


Can't recall if anyone responded to the question about bleeding on paper... But, if not, here's a trick I learned years ago.

Before zooming off to the emergency room, apply your own saliva immediately to the blood stain. (It works best if the saliva used belongs to the bleeding person.) I assume there is some enzyme in one's saliva that works better than anything else to melt the stain away. Isn't that amazing? Good luck.

Andie Thrams

Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 10:34:26 +0100 From: Abi Sutherland <abi@xxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Blood?

Not wishing to alarm the listserv, but I have a question about blood.

In the last two years, I have ended up bleeding profusely during bookbinding
operations (once with a knife, yes, but once with the plastic trimmings tray
on my vertical plough.) Both times, I managed to keep the blood off of the
book, but with my record for stunning grace, this may not always be the

So what techniques are available for getting fresh blood out of paper and
leather? It might be useful to know this BEFORE I manage to cut myself


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