drink blood?

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    • #327
      yauhiulok
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      Hi all, thanks for taking a look

      i was just wondering, is it alright for a person to drink uncooked blood of an animal? let say like if a person got stuck in an island without drinkable water, will it be alright if the person drinks the fresh blood of an animal?
      or even, is it good for the body?

      thank you

    • #19172
      biostudent84
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      Drinking too much blood invokes a vomiting reaction…you couldn’t keep the blood down.

    • #19177
      thank.darwin
      Participant

      If you were ever in such a situation then you should resort to drinking your pee because it would be better than drinking the blood of an animal. – It sounds gross but in a dire situation it might help replenish your body.

    • #19182
      yauhiulok
      Participant

      thx to thank.darwin and biostudent84

      ya i heard that drinking pee would help too, but i want to know will drinking fresh blood do any harm or good to the body??

    • #19183
      biostudent84
      Participant

      No one knows for sure…you simply can’t do it =D

    • #19184
      FlashBulb
      Participant

      Personally, I would wonder if you would get dehydrated from the blood. It seems to me that blood has a somewhat salty property, although I may be mistaken. 🙄

    • #19199
      yauhiulok
      Participant

      ok, thx guys, i gues i may get some answers from my doctor, haha.

    • #19236
      Edher
      Participant

      Hello,

      What is coinsider saltier then, an animal’s blood or human urine (generally speaking)?

    • #19292
      thank.darwin
      Participant

      Whatdo you mean saltier -a solution that is saltier?

    • #19299
      mith
      Participant

      Forgive me for asking, but is this the urine/animal blood taste testing committee?? I really don’t think there’s any practical applications (in the near future at least) for tasting urine. And I’m pretty sure I’ll not debate this issue when I’m stranded on an island and having to decide whether to drink goat pee or goat blood. Yeech….

    • #19300
      biostudent84
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      Since all body fluids in the human mantain about a Sodium density of around 360 miliosmoles, urine and blood would have the same degree of salty taste.

    • #19317
      ERS
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    • #23459
      ewokgod
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      mithrilhack : “I really don’t think there’s any practical applications (in the near future at least) for tasting urine”

      well.. according to my professor, people in the old days use to taste urine to determine diabetes. mmm.. sweet.

    • #23535
      MrMistery
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      Now we have less tasty methods of doing that! But it is true, when you get diabethes glucose is lost through urine so it would be sweet

    • #23587
      b_d_41501
      Participant

      Wouldn’t urine be more sterile than blood? I’ve talked to some people who have said that urine is sterile whereas blood would not be considered so. (Yes I know blood is filtered and such)

    • #23589
      canalon
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      quote b_d_41501:

      Wouldn’t urine be more sterile than blood? I’ve talked to some people who have said that urine is sterile whereas blood would not be considered so. (Yes I know blood is filtered and such)

      I don’t know for blood, but urine is sterile. Except in case of urinary tract infection, where it could become teaming with bacterial life… But It doesn’t stay so very long. It is indeed a rich culture medium for some bacteria (not all of them can multiply in urine, but many strains of E. coli do) . So better drink it rapidly after production… if you really want to drink some, of course 😉

      Patric[/i]

    • #23620
      b_d_41501
      Participant

      I think i’ll get some out of the fridge right now. lol

    • #23872
      Mister Jon
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      The only benefit of drinking fresh blood is gaining alot of iron.

      (Maybe this is because vampires are well ‘ard)

    • #24454
      mr bollocks
      Participant

      would drinking blood make your urine red?

    • #24548
      MrMistery
      Participant

      No, because hemoglobin can not pass throught the nephron.

    • #24562
      biostudent84
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      quote MrMistery:

      No, because hemoglobin can not pass throught the nephron.

      Actually, it can! It’s just that it’s inside the eurythrocytes that causes it not to do so. 🙂

    • #24621
      MrMistery
      Participant

      Hmm… Hemoglobine is a protein… which means it has to exit the cell through exocytosis. So why would the cell want to get rid of it?

    • #24626
      biostudent84
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      quote MrMistery:

      Hmm… Hemoglobine is a protein… which means it has to exit the cell through exocytosis. So why would the cell want to get rid of it?

      Remember that hemoglobin is a very large protein. Even if it could go through exocytosis, it doesn’t have to to perform its function.

    • #24628
      b_d_41501
      Participant

      That is true, I never thought of it that way!!

    • #24646
      MrMistery
      Participant

      I was thinking how it could enter and exit the nephron not the blood cell

    • #24649
      biostudent84
      Participant
      quote MrMistery:

      I was thinking how it could enter and exit the nephron not the blood cell

      If it can’t leave the cell, how’s it going to touch the nephron? 😯

    • #24749
      MrMistery
      Participant

      You said that hemoglobine can pass through the nephron but it doesn’t because it is inside the red blood cells. I was wondering why there should be a mechanism for transporting glucose through the nephron and what it was
      PS: By the way, urine would not turn red since hemoglobine is broken down into aminoacids inside the small intestine

    • #28998
      DarkStorm
      Participant

      Ok, so I know how the thread started, but one question that wasn’t answered is, Just how much blood can someone drink before they are forced to puke. Follow ups would be, why does it take that much to cause the reaction, and and what is it about the blood that causes the reaction?

      Another use for Urine is to stop the destruction of tissue after being stung by jelly fish or some corals.

    • #29306
      Sam
      Participant

      okay sthis sounds bad but i’ve drunk my own blood. I’ll explain i tend to get blood noses when i get too hot, and sometimes the blood will go down the back of my throat and to my stomach. also when i’ve pulled out my own teeth when is was loosing them i’ve swalloed blood with no ill affect at all and it wasn’t salty it tasted metalic

    • #29324
      cookie
      Participant

      I think drinking blood is better than drinking urine.

      Because urine contains toxic substances that our body produced,
      you may die if you drink too much urine which results in a high level of toxicity accumulated in body.

      But for drinking blood.
      Have you heard that in dry seasons, lions have more opportunity to survive than glass-eating animals?
      Because lions get enough water and materials from animal blood which provide them enough energy to suffer from thirsty.

      So in my opinion, drinking animals’ blood is much better than drinking urine. ( Not your own blood !! )

    • #29327
      mith
      Participant

      What are glass-eating animals?

    • #29328
      canalon
      Participant
      quote mithrilhack:

      What are glass-eating animals?

      I was wondering too… probably gRass-eating animals, aka herbivores. Glass-eating animals must have a hell of a stomach to melt glass and digest it 😉

      Patrick

    • #29342
      mith
      Participant

      oh ty patrick 😀

      Um, the lion would die too because the grass eaters(herbivores) would die from lack water and what would the lion eat?

    • #29343
      carla uk
      Participant

      Well getting back to the original subject if you had a rymer (sorry can’t spell) on this desert island it wouldn’t matter cause the machine would turn it in to perfect drinking water for you or even better you could save cutting yourself and peeing in a bottle and just use sea water!!!! 😆

    • #29385
      Sam
      Participant

      What’s a rymer? and A problem with drinking salt water is frist you have to get your body used to it. So you don’t get dehydrated. Once you start drinking salt if you have any freash water, you have to start adjusting your body all over again.

    • #29390
      carla uk
      Participant

      A rymer is a machine that the army here in england use. They take it to locations where clean water is not easily accesable. You can put practically any liquid into it and it’ll turn it into pure drinking water, thats what i meant by drinking salt water, don’t ask me how it works cause i haven’t a clue!!!!!! 😉

    • #29396
      opuntia
      Participant

      i think at some where in that process distillation will take place. 😕

    • #83535
      ocmara
      Participant

      It would be better to drinlk urine because in a healthy human being urine is sterile, so you have less chance of contamination.

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