How dangerous is cleaning up blood?

Blood Cleanup

Exposure to blood and other human bodily fluids can be very dangerous and caution is advised when cleaning up the blood. When a child gets a bloody nose or someone cuts themselves at a business, someone has to clean it up. After all, we don’t want the public to be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.

Remember these two things:

  1. Always assume that the blood you are cleaning up can be infected with a dangerous disease like HIV, Hepatitis B, or C.
  2. Have the right cleanup equipment (PPE) and use it properly.

Be extremely careful when cleaning up the blood

Without the proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures, there is a high risk of contracting these blood-borne pathogens. Please be careful when you are in a situation where someone was injured and you need blood cleanup services. Denver Crime Scene Cleanup is always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Denver, Colorado.

Blood Diseases

Blood diseases affect parts of the blood and prevent your blood from doing what it needs to.  Many blood diseases are caused by genes. Other causes include other diseases, side effects of prescription drugs, and a lack of certain nutrients for your body. Common blood disorders include anemia and bleeding disorders like hemophilia.

What is Hematology

Hematology is the study of blood. This includes issues with red blood cells, white blood cells, blood vessels, platelets, bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and the proteins found in clotting (hemostasis and thrombosis). A hematologist is a doctor who practices this specialized knowledge to treat patients with blood conditions.


Symptoms of red blood cell disorders are:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Memory loss from lack of oxygenated blood to the brain
  • Weak muscles
  • A rapid heartbeat

Symptoms of white blood cell disorders are:

  • Infections
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Malaise, or just feeling ill

Symptoms of platelet disorders are:

  • Sores that heal slowly
  • Blood that doesn’t clot after an injury or cut
  • Skin that bruises easily
  • Nosebleeds or bleeding from the gums
How dangerious is it to clean up blood
Cleaning up blood

Blood is dangerous