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Blood clots

How to make blood clots: Trevor Fetherstonhaugh – Simulation Technician, La Trobe Rural Health School

Ok, here is a really quick cooking lesson.  You will be able to source gelatine sheets from the supermarket.  I normally purchase bulk fake blood from Limbs & Things, or Laerdal.  

Lots of other places do it, even fancy dress makeup suppliers like Mehron.

Ingredients & Supplies

Preparation

  1. Cut gelatine sheet into thin strips (a couple of millimetres wide).  They don’t need to be precise, and if they break up that makes them even better.
  2. Put strips of gelatine into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add fake blood.
  4. Stir with mixing tool.
  5. Leave to rest for at least 30 minutes (the longer the better).  The gelatine needs a little while to soften and absorb the fake blood.

Result

Gelatine will absorb the fake blood and turn into long string clots (depending on how you have cut the gelatine).  These can then be used to simulate blood clots.  Remember that depending on what type you use, the fake blood may leave stains.

Instructions with images

Gelatine Sheets (1 Sheet)
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Fake Blood (100ml will be more than enough)
Mixing bowl (such as a Kidney Dish)
Mixing tool (i.e. Tongue Depressor)
Gloves and Apron (if you are messy and don’t want blood stains all over your hands and clothing!)
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Preparation:
Cut Gelatine Sheet into thin strips (a couple of millimetres wide).  They don’t need to be precise, and if they break up that makes them even better
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Put strips of Gelatine into a mixing bowl
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Add Fake Blood and stir with Mixing tool
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Leave to rest for at least 30 minutes (the longer the better).  The Gelatine needs a little while to soften and absorb the Fake blood
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Result:-
Gelatine will absorb the Fake Blood and turn into long string clots (depending on how you have cut the Gelatine).  These can then be used to simulate blood clots.  Remember that, depending on what type you use, the fake blood may leave stains….
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