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Is it possible to smell blood?

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I have read that it is impossible for a human to smell blood. However, I swear there have been instances that I can. For example, I had the passing thought of the scent of blood, and then a second later my father walked in from the other side of a room and noticed he was bleeding...

Also, I'm not trying to say I'm a vampire. =) It's an unpleasant smell.
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yes just like everything else blood has a smell, like iron and salt. I find it somewhat pleasant actually lol.
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Ive never tried smelling my own blood....but the taste is very distinct.
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You bet. If you ever have a cut on your finger, let a dog sniff it. He'll sniff the crap out of it and start licking your wound if you let him (or her.)
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yes you can, i work in a hospital and when a patients cannula comes out and the blood oozes out, you can definatley smell it
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yes, you can smell blood. it smells sort of coppery, especially in large quantities. we just don't notice it as much as dogs and other animals do.
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yeah i can smell it some times... its kinda smells like metal..
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i HATE the smell and taste of blood
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yes you can
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