June 23, 2001    





In this day and age, would you give CPR to an accident victim if there was blood on their face?

Wow, good question... yes i think that I would because if it meant saving someones life then I wouldn't even have to think about it.

Dianne, 16
Ontario  CANADA

Yes I would, if I knew CPR.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

I guess it all depends. Realistically, it's probably not that big a risk, and blood can be wiped off, but different situations call for different measures.

Karen, 21

I'd like to think I would, but I'm not sure. In reality, in a crisis situation such as the one described, one have to act on instinct, as taking the time to reason things out could cost a life.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA


Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

I don't know CPR, but I do know how to do mouth-to-mouth. In all likelihood I would, since I probably wouldn't remember that there would be a potential hazard to myself.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

If I were properly trained in CPR, I "think" I'd try to find anything around (clothing, logical material) to place between my own mouth and the victim.  This was my own damn question and it's very hard to answer! You never really know what you'd do if this situation arose. I guess I wouldn't fault anyone these days for waiting for help to arrive.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

No, the risk is to great. If I was bleeding, needing CPR I would understand peopel not giving it to me. I mean I would do the heart thing (pressing down on the heart) and would expect that, but mouth to mouth is too dangerous.

Allie Cat

Usually you only give CPR to a person who can't breathe or almost drowned.  In other words, blood on an accident victim's face doesn't mean they need CPR. Besides, I wouldn't really know if I would unless I was put in that situation.

Bend, OR  USA

Why on Earth not? Come on, I'd attempt to save the persons life...duh

age unknown, parts unknown

When I was younger, I had epilepsy and many a well-meaning person sent me to a hospital (or in one case, a mental institution) when I had had a seizure and merely needed a few minutes to come out of it. So no, I would hesitate to do anything unless the victim told me it was OK.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

I must say that I probably would because that's my nature. The first thought in my mind would be to save the person, not whether or not something was wrong with their blood. Not a smart move on my part, but sometimes human nature just takes over...I could never stand by and watch someone die!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

No...but that probably has a lot to do with the fact that I'm not trained in CPR.

Alias Irrelevante

Yes I would. I would attempt to wipe off their face and/or use something as a barrier between our skin - but I would not refuse to give CPR under any circumstances that I can think of.


I'd wipe off his face first. After that, it should be fine. the AIDS virus dies very quickly in the air.

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

Nope, i wouldn't give CPR to anyone unless i was the only person there to do it...i'd be to afraid that i'd screw up and get sued by the family of the person if he was injured or died.

Mandi, 16
Lake City
, MN   USA

Most likely not. I would try to find something to use as a passageway between my mouth and theirs, but I wouldn't directly give mouth to mouth, no.

Angela, 16
Bella Vista

I would clean up the blood first. It's only very dangerous if you have some cuts in or on your mouth or if you just brushed your teeth or something. It's still a good idea to clean it up, just for peace of mind.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills

I'd probably wipe the blood away, but if I knew CPR I would try to save the person's life.

Shanna, 16
Cardiff  ENGLAND

well, the point that I don't know how to give cpr aside, yes... I don't think it's necessairly that I'm kind or brave, I just probably wouldn't think about how much of a risk would be involved until after the fact...

Johanna, 18

I'd like to think I would. But of course you never know until you are in that direct situation....AIDS is a very scary thing. But saving lives is very important.

Anjel, 20

When you give CPR, you're supposed to use one of those face guards regardless so that neither you nor the casulty is contaminated with ANYTHING.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

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