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I have a character In my book that loses about 1 1/2 pints of blood. What would he act like after that blood loss?

Well, let’s see. A typical blood donation is about 500mL, whereas 1.5pts of blood is 710mL. So let’s call this a BIG blood donation.  After that, he would be:  Dizzy  Tired Maybe a bit short of breath  Would likely have a rapid pulse Might have trouble breathing or at least feel like he can’t quite …