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Old October 9th, 2017, 19:17
BISHOP BISHOP is offline
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Default ATTN combat medics

I was watching a zombie movie and it sparked a question.

Lets just call it a "normal person" 5-6 to 6 foot 180 to 200Lb male.

How many liters of blood loss can happen before a person with an injury (lets say upper or lower leg, so mobility can still be had) just doesn't have then energy to get away, move, crawl, etc from a dangerous area?

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Old October 10th, 2017, 01:51
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Default Re: ATTN combat medics

It will depend on the person, their state of health before the injury, and their mental motivation. I would suggest that the loss of 2 liters (4 units more or less) would be a very good start of that process for most people. Put another way that would be a 40% loss, or slightly more in most females.

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