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15 Easy Ways to Remove Blood Stain From Uniforms Scrubs

Bleaching is the most effective way to remove blood stain from you uniforms scrubs. However, you can use it only on white scrubs as it will cause discoloration on colored ones, and it can make the fabric wear fast. Of course, you wouldn’t want the color of your new Dickies scrubs or Cherokee workwear to fade just like that or speed up its natural wearing process, so you should find other ways to remove blood stain without the use of bleach.

Here are 15 ways to easily remove blood stain without bleaching, and requiring only compounds or substances that are just around your house.

  1. Bath Soap. In the bathroom alone, there are already a number of blood stain removers that you can use. Among which is the bath soap. Run cold water first and scrub the fabric to remove thick blood that has already hardened. Rub bath soap on the stained area of your nursing uniform, scrub, and then rinse. Repeat as necessary until blood is totally gone. Removing stubborn blood with bath soap is usually more effective than detergent bars.
  2. Shampoo. Shampoo also takes away any traces of blood very easily. You simply need to pour shampoo onto the stain, let it sit for around 20 minutes, and rinse off the blood along with the shampoo. If you don’t have that extra 20 minutes, you may make an effort to quicken the removal of stain by scrubbing the medical uniform with your hand.
  3. Toothpaste. This goes along with spit to become effective. Rub in toothpaste to the stained part of the uniform scrub, and spit on it. Let it sit for a few minutes, and rinse with cold water. You may need to repeat the process if the blood is old already.
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide. Using peroxide may jeopardize the color of your nurse uniform, so it is wise to try it on a patch first to make sure it will cause no change in color. If no color change happens, proceed by pouring hydrogen peroxide onto the area of the blood stain and allow it to foam for several minutes. You may simply wipe it with sponge or cotton balls to remove the peroxide and blood. But for more thorough stain removal, normally launder the uniform. Older blood stains are more stubborn and may require repeated applications of hydrogen peroxide.
  5. Ammonia. This one works great as well. Just soak the stain unto a solution of 1 part ammonia to 5 parts of water until it disappears. Stained heavy fabric may need a bit of scrubbing, though. After which, launder the nursing uniform the usual way. While there are no medical uniforms scrubs that are made of wool and silk, you should know that ammonia is not good for these types of fabrics.
  6. Milk. If you haven’t tried this yet, you will be surprised how well it works on blood stain removal. Simply soak the stained part of your colored scrubs or print scrubs in milk overnight, and you’ll see the blood gone in the morning. Older blood stains will be harder to remove, so better soak your uniforms scrubs in milk right away.
  7. Salt. Even set-in blood stain can be gone from your uniform scrub or lab coats simply with salt. Just run cold water on the stained part of the scrub or lab coat, pour salt onto it, let it sit overnight, and viola! Blood stain is gone. Salt won’t harm the color, and is absolutely cheap.
  8. Lemon Juice. Repeated rubbing and wiping the stain with lemon will make the blood go away. This applies on fresh blood stains. For set-in blood stain, it would require soaking in lemon juice and sunlight. Squeeze lemon juice onto the stain, and leave it out in the sun. You may want to put salt with lemon juice for faster stain removal.
  9. Dish Washing Liquid or Powder. For fresh blood, scrubbing the nurse uniform’s stained area with dish washing liquid or powder will already do the trick. More stubborn blood stain may require soaking in the mixture of dish soap and ammonia or peroxide.
  10. Ice. Literally erase blood stain from your nurse uniform with ice, or simply put an ice cube on it and let the blood drip off along with the melted ice. It is that easy, and the, you may wash the garment the normal way already.
  11. Club Soda. Pour club soda or carbonated water onto the blood stain and let it fizz. Blot until the stain is gone. To clear any residue and smell, wash your nursing uniform as usual. Air dry, and then, it will be ready for use again.
  12. Baking Soda. You will need one part baking soda and two parts water mixed. After which, apply the solution and blot the stain. Repeat the process until blood disappears. Launder as usual.
  13. Vinegar. This exceptional flavoring is also excellent in stain removal. Simply pour vinegar directly to the stained area, blot with sponge or damp cloth until blood is removed, and launder as usual. Another way is soaking the stained part of the medical uniforms scrubs in the vinegar until stain disappears.
  14. Glass & Window Cleaner. They can make your medical uniform spotless just like glass windows. Just spray glass window cleaner onto the stain, and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Blot it with damp cloth or sponge, and then, wash it the normal way.
  15. Spit. You may find this gross, but the saliva works wonders with removing blood stains. Spit on the stain, let it sit for a few minutes, and see your nursing uniform clean again. You may choose to apply a little anti-bacterial soap and water along with the saliva to avoid foul smell. Remember also, that this works when spit and blood came from the same person.
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