A 41-year-old member asked:
The most amout of blood you could possibly lose and still survive in a hospital for 2 or 3 days without a transfusion?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Varies: A healthy person can endure 10-15% blood volume loss before hypotensive shock would threaten them.
Someone with severe cardiac disease might not survive lesser amounts of blood loss.
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Hospital-based practice 25 years experience
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Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
May be 1-2 liters: An healthy individual can withstand probably upto 1liter rapid loss, but after that it may be difficult. If it is slow bleeding, even if you lose 2-3 liters, the body has time to adjust.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2014
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