My mind was wondering a bit at work today, I was walking up the stairs with a bag of blood in my hands … I began to wonder if donated blood was drinkable for vampires or if it would be detrimental? Then my mind strayed further to question if vampires were able to tolerate any part of the donated blood if separated; I administer whole packed red blood cells, thawed plasma, and platelets. Temperature preference aside is this possible?
I think because I was in a clinical mind set I also considered if the vampire cells are thirsting for blood, how does the cell DNA differ from humans? I love biology and therfore am fascinated by how similar species differ; how one little protein changes an entire being. I would love to have a drop of human blood and a drop of vampiric blood then introduce the two under a microscope to watch the interaction. Not for any grand scientific experiment but just for my own curiosity and study.
I do not think it would be beneficial for us to drink blood out of a blood bag (pejorative nickname for human beings aside).
Further, I do not think that it would be wise. Consider what happens to vampires if we continue to drink the blood of someone who has died. We must stop drinking when the heart is near its last beat. If we carry on consuming after death, we will get sick or even, for the weak young ones, die. It is essential that we ingest only living blood. Separated from the beating of a living heart, warm and alive, I think blood consumed from a bag would have the same effect as dead blood taken directly from a body: it would make us sick and possibly kill some immortals.
I do not think that we could drink any individual part of blood, but rather we require the whole. This is because yet again, we need blood that is still alive. Once we begin to divide blood into its various parts, the blood essentially loses the essence of “life” that it vital to us. Though what that essence is, I do not know. Though I do know that it is then almost a poison.
Interesting to think what would happen if vampire blood were to interact with human blood. I would think, given how human blood is transformed in the vampire body, that the human blood would metamorphose into vampire blood. Usually much of this new blood would then be eaten by our cells; without any cells to feed, the blood would simply replicate and multiply with each new drop of human blood that you introduce.