- Take appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of disease when handling blood or blood products.
- Most fresh blood stains can be removed with cold water.
For fresh blood, pat the stain with a cloth dabbed in cold water and then blot the stain with a clean dry cloth. Repeat the process until no more blood transfers to the cloth.
- Dried blood may be more difficult to soften and remove.
- Before washing, gently scrape the dried blood with a fingernail file or similar object.
- Avoid bruising the suede. Use a soft toothbrush to break up the blood, then use the cold water and cloth method discussed above.
- If water alone does not work, try a dilute solution of a mild soap such as Woolite, Joy, Dove, or Ivory in cold water.
- Do not use warm or hot water as it may set the blood into the suede.