Why is blood so hard to remove? 🩸
Blood is made up of different parts including red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. And each of these parts has its own unique properties that make it hard to remove from fabric.
Red blood cells contain a protein called haemoglobin, which is responsible for carrying oxygen throughout your body. But when haemoglobin comes into contact with oxygen in the air (like when your blood spills out onto your clothes), it undergoes a chemical reaction that causes it to bind tightly to the fibres in your fabric.
White blood cells, on the other hand, contain enzymes that help your body fight off infections. These enzymes are great for your immune system, but not so great for your clothes. When they come into contact with fabric, they can break down the fibres and cause permanent damage.
And then there's plasma, which is the liquid component of blood. Plasma contains all sorts of things, like water, salts, and proteins. When plasma dries, it can leave behind a sticky residue that can be really difficult to remove.
All these things make blood a pain to wash out without a little bit of help. That’s where the magic Save My Knickers comes in! ✨