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How Much Blood Can You Lose before You Die?

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An adult can typically lose around 40 percent of his blood. The average adult body contains 8 to 10 pints of blood, so it can safely lose between 3.2 and 4 pints, but no more.

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The amount of blood an average sized person can lose before death is approximately three liters or 25 to 35 percent of their total blood volume.

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The body typically contains 14-18 pints of blood. If a person would lose 3-4 pints of blood, they would die.

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Anything more than a 40 percent loss of blood is considered a Class IV hemorrhage and is very possibly fatal. An average transfusion takes almost 3 1/2 pints of blood.

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British Journal of Hospital Medicine suggests:
<1000 ml No transfusion
1000?2000 ml X Match/transfuse 2 units
<3000 ml X Match/transfuse 4 units
>3000 ml X Match/transfuse 6+ units
I've just had 2 lots of 2 units, 2 days apart, each unit in my case was 300 cc, meaning I had 1.2 litres or 2.64 pints.
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British Journal of Hospital Medicine suggests:
<1000 ml No transfusion
1000?2000 ml X Match/transfuse 2 units
<3000 ml X Match/transfuse 4 units
>3000 ml X Match/transfuse 6+ units
I've just had 2 lots of 2 units, 2 days apart, each unit in my case was 300 cc, meaning I had 1.2 litres or 2.64 pints.
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