Question by  snikcidylime (32)

What does blood smell like?


Answer by  lylo (129)

Blood generally smells like iron, which is it's major component. This metallic smell may be somewhat familiar to the smell of rusting metal. Old blood smells more like hamburger meat, and eventually like rotten meat.

Reply by Taduhhhhh (1):
I have smelt the metallic odor in blood, but there has also been a few times I have smelt a sulfur smell also. This has me and my co-worker puzzled. Any Ideas???  add a comment

Answer by  patti (29325)

People who work in trauma centers sometimes report that blood has a metallic smell. Once blood leaves the body and starts to dry, it has a definite, different odor that is stale and flat.


Answer by  Ryochan (214)

Blood tends to have a very coppery smell to it to start with, followed by a rotting smell, or a musky smell, the latter occurring when it is no longer fresh.


Answer by  firefighter38310 (430)

blood does have a distinct odor of iron after a short period of time. it is very distinct. i have found no odor like it and i have been exposed to blood for 30 years as an ERNurse and Fire Rescue. just to write this i can smell it


Answer by  Anonymous

I Think Blood Does Smell Like Iron But It Taste And Sometimes Smells Like Cheese At Least To Me Ask Some On But I Think Mine Is Actually Good Taste Blood Or Smell Real Close And Than Smell Cheese. Compare


Answer by  sailendra (63)

Blood is the fluid consisting of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart. Since water does not have its own smell, how could blood have? It does not have particular smell at all. It can be distinguished rather by color than its smell. One can identify the blood by color not by smell.

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