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Blood Loss Issue


(permanent link) added: 2009-07-19 02:22:30 sponsor: kobie173 (last reply: 2009-07-20 18:43:37)

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The human body contains about 8-9 pints of blood. When donating blood, you drop 1 pint--even that much makes you tired and kind of weak for a while, and you must wait 56 days before doing it again. Blood does not regenerate all that fast; that's why he have transfusions.

But who wants to deal with all that when you're writing action?

Blood loss doesn't affect fictional characters so much. They can get into a battle with several wounds, but only the flesh damage is shown to be a problem. See various MMORPGS, in which you can fight for a long time without worrying about collapsing if you have enough Hit Points.

  • Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) in Reservoir Dogs pretty much epitomizes this.
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