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[[File:Vat of blood.jpg|right|thumb|Blood in a fuel tank aboard the ''[[Hydrax]]''. ([[TV]]: ''[[State of Decay]]'')]]
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'''Blood''' was an essential fluid of many life forms, [[Gallifreyan]]s and [[human]]s included.
 
'''Blood''' was an essential fluid of many life forms, [[Gallifreyan]]s and [[human]]s included.
   
[[Human]] blood, which was red, was divided into two types of blood cells, red and white, with red containing iron. ([[TV]]: ''[[Bad Wolf (TV story)|Bad Wolf]]'')
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[[Human]] blood, which was red, was divided into two types of blood cells, red and white, with red containing iron. ([[TV]]: ''[[Bad Wolf (TV story)|Bad Wolf]]'') [[Gwen Cooper]] associated blood with a sour metallic smell. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Slow Decay (novel)|Slow Decay]]'')
   
 
Some people, like Chief Steward [[Weeks]], didn't enjoy the sight of blood. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Storm Warning (audio story)|Storm Warning]]'')
 
Some people, like Chief Steward [[Weeks]], didn't enjoy the sight of blood. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Storm Warning (audio story)|Storm Warning]]'')
   
 
[[Sleep dust]] contained, among other things, blood cells. ([[TV]]: ''[[Sleep No More (TV story)|Sleep No More]]'')
 
[[Sleep dust]] contained, among other things, blood cells. ([[TV]]: ''[[Sleep No More (TV story)|Sleep No More]]'')
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Other substances necessary to the existence and activity of living beings were sometimes compared to blood: [[static electricity]], vital to the life of [[Dalek]] creatures and to the functioning of their casing, was described by the [[Second Doctor]] as "like blood" to the Daleks, ([[TV]]: ''[[The Power of the Daleks (TV story)|The Power of the Daleks]]'') and [[Dalek Sec]] theatrically referred to the genetic fluid flowing into vacated [[human]] bodies to create the [[Dalek-Human]]s as "the life-blood". ([[TV]]: ''[[Evolution of the Daleks (TV story)|Evolution of the Daleks]]'')
   
 
== Significance ==
 
== Significance ==
 
=== Food and drink ===
 
=== Food and drink ===
Some organisms consumed blood in order to survive, namely [[vampire]]s, ([[TV]]: ''[[State of Decay]]'') [[Haemovore]]s ([[TV]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'') and [[Plasmavore]]s. ([[TV]]: ''[[Smith and Jones]]'')
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Some organisms consumed blood in order to survive, namely [[vampire]]s, ([[TV]]: ''[[State of Decay (TV story)|State of Decay]]'') [[Haemovore]]s ([[TV]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric (TV story)|The Curse of Fenric]]'') and [[Plasmavore]]s. ([[TV]]: ''[[Smith and Jones (TV story)|Smith and Jones]]'')
   
The [[Three Who Rule]] would only drink the blood of the living. However, they killed villagers and used tubing to store their blood in the fuel tanks of the ''[[Hydrax]]''. This was then fed to the [[King Vampire]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[State of Decay]]'')
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The [[Three Who Rule]] would only drink the blood of the living. However, they killed villagers and used tubing to store their blood in the fuel tanks of the ''[[Hydrax]]''. This was then fed to the [[King Vampire]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[State of Decay (TV story)|State of Decay]]'')
   
On their home [[planet]], the [[Ogri]] subsisted on amino acids, but found that the blood of [[Earth]] life forms, including humans, would also suffice. This led to human sacrifices at Stonehedge. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Stones of Blood]]'')
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On their home [[planet]], the [[Ogri]] subsisted on amino acids, but found that the blood of [[Earth]] life forms, including humans, would also suffice. This led to human sacrifices at Stonehedge. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Stones of Blood (TV story)|The Stones of Blood]]'')
   
Other species, such as [[Vortisaur]]s ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Storm Warning]]'') and [[Androgum]]s, ([[TV]]: ''[[The Two Doctors]]'') did not subsist off of blood exclusively, but would consume it as part of a more varied diet. While stranded in four-dimensional space, the [[Eighth Doctor]] claimed that Vortisaurs could smell the space-time in his [[Time Lord]] blood. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Storm Warning (audio story)|Storm Warning]]'')
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Other species, such as [[Vortisaur]]s ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Storm Warning (audio story)|Storm Warning]]'') and [[Androgum|Androgums,]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Two Doctors (TV story)|The Two Doctors]]'') did not subsist off of blood exclusively, but would consume it as part of a more varied diet. While stranded in four-dimensional space, the [[Eighth Doctor]] claimed that Vortisaurs could smell the space-time in his [[Time Lord]] blood. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Storm Warning (audio story)|Storm Warning]]'')
   
 
As [[Vastra]] herself implied, she would drink human blood as a refreshment, calling it "the colour of red [[wine]]". ([[TV]]: ''[[The Snowmen (TV story)|The Snowmen]]'')
 
As [[Vastra]] herself implied, she would drink human blood as a refreshment, calling it "the colour of red [[wine]]". ([[TV]]: ''[[The Snowmen (TV story)|The Snowmen]]'')
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[[Black pudding]] contained [[pig]]'s blood; it was consumed by [[human]]s as part of a [[full English breakfast]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Slow Decay (novel)|Slow Decay]]'')
   
 
At least one [[Osiran]], [[Sekhmet]], enjoyed feasting on blood. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Bride of Peladon (audio story)|The Bride of Peladon]]'')
 
At least one [[Osiran]], [[Sekhmet]], enjoyed feasting on blood. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Bride of Peladon (audio story)|The Bride of Peladon]]'')
   
 
=== Practical use ===
 
=== Practical use ===
The [[magic]] [[potion]] Lady [[Peinforte]] made to [[time travel|travel in time]] required human blood. ([[TV]]: ''[[Silver Nemesis]]'')
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The [[magic]] [[potion]] Lady [[Peinforte]] made to [[time travel|travel in time]] required human blood. ([[TV]]: ''[[Silver Nemesis (TV story)|Silver Nemesis]]'')
   
Some species, including the [[Sycorax]], used a form of [[hypnosis]] known as [[blood control]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Christmas Invasion]]'')
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Some species, including the [[Sycorax]], used a form of [[hypnosis]] known as [[blood control]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Christmas Invasion (TV story)|The Christmas Invasion]]'')
   
Blood could be transferred to another by the process of [[blood transfusion]]. The [[Eighth Doctor]] once gave blood to his [[Fourth Doctor|fourth incarnation]] via this process. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Eight Doctors]]'')
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Blood could be transferred to another by the process of [[blood transfusion]]. The [[Eighth Doctor]] once gave blood to his [[Fourth Doctor|fourth incarnation]] via this process. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Eight Doctors (novel)|The Eight Doctors]]'')
   
[[Mortimus]] used the blood of five species whose destinies the [[Time Lord]]s had affected in a ritual to summon [[Artemis (No Future)|Artemis]], the [[Chronovore]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[No Future]]'')
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[[Mortimus]] used the blood of five species whose destinies the [[Time Lord]]s had affected in a ritual to summon [[Artemis (No Future)|Artemis]], the [[Chronovore]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[No Future (novel)|No Future]]'')
   
Blood also formed an important part of some [[Faction Paradox]] rituals. Sometimes [[biodata]] would be extracted from the blood of a being to use in a Faction Rite or Ritual. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Alien Bodies]]'')
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Blood also formed an important part of some [[Faction Paradox]] rituals. Sometimes [[biodata]] would be extracted from the blood of a being to use in a Faction Rite or Ritual. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Alien Bodies (novel)|Alien Bodies]]'')
   
[[Judoon scanner]]s checked blood to gather information on the unit's species. ([[TV]]: ''[[Smith and Jones]]'')
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[[Judoon scanner]]s checked blood to gather information on the unit's species. ([[TV]]: ''[[Smith and Jones (TV story)|Smith and Jones]]'')
   
In [[2011]], [[Jack Harkness]]'s [[Immortality|immortal]] blood was used by [[the Three Families]] to cause [[Miracle Day]], by inserting it into both ends of [[the Blessing]] simultaneously. Later that year, the Miracle was stopped when Jack, now mortal because of Miracle Day, inserted his blood into one end of the Blessing at [[Shanghai]], while [[Rex Matheson]], who had a transfusion of Jack's mortal blood, inserted it into the other end in [[Buenos Aires]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Blood Line]]'')
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In [[2011]], [[Jack Harkness]]'s [[Immortality|immortal]] blood was used by [[the Three Families]] to cause [[Miracle Day]], by inserting it into both ends of [[the Blessing]] simultaneously. Later that year, the Miracle was stopped when Jack, now mortal because of Miracle Day, inserted his blood into one end of the Blessing at [[Shanghai]], while [[Rex Matheson]], who had a transfusion of Jack's mortal blood, inserted it into the other end in [[Buenos Aires]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Blood Line (TV story)|The Blood Line]]'')
   
 
As a failsafe, [[Sekhmet]]'s [[trisilicate]] prison was [[blood lock]]ed. The lock required the blood of four royal women to properly release Sekhmet. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Bride of Peladon (audio story)|The Bride of Peladon]]'')
 
As a failsafe, [[Sekhmet]]'s [[trisilicate]] prison was [[blood lock]]ed. The lock required the blood of four royal women to properly release Sekhmet. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Bride of Peladon (audio story)|The Bride of Peladon]]'')
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When trapped in [[1941]] and trying to send a message to her [[21st century]] [[Torchwood Three]] team, [[Toshiko Sato]] cut her hand with a sharp edge of a can, and wrote on paper with her blood. ([[TV]]: ''[[Captain Jack Harkness (TV story)|Captain Jack Harkness]]'')
 
When trapped in [[1941]] and trying to send a message to her [[21st century]] [[Torchwood Three]] team, [[Toshiko Sato]] cut her hand with a sharp edge of a can, and wrote on paper with her blood. ([[TV]]: ''[[Captain Jack Harkness (TV story)|Captain Jack Harkness]]'')
   
The [[Twelfth Doctor]] had a gizmo able to take a sample and examine outrigh a specimen of human blood. He administered such a test on [[Alan-a-Dale]], a human from the [[12th century]], and made a prognosis of several diseases and about six months of life expectancy. ([[TV]]: ''[[Robot of Sherwood (TV story)|Robot of Sherwood]]'')
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The [[Twelfth Doctor]] had a gizmo able to take a sample and examine a specimen of human blood. He administered such a test on [[Alan-a-Dale]], a human from the [[12th century]], and made a prognosis of several diseases and about six months of life expectancy. ([[TV]]: ''[[Robot of Sherwood (TV story)|Robot of Sherwood]]'')
   
 
== Blood types ==
 
== Blood types ==
On at least [[Earth]], blood was organised into different types. [[A-positive]] was the most common type, with one third of [[human]]ity in [[2006]] being A-positive. This was exploited by the [[Sycorax]], who used a sample of A-positive blood in [[Guinevere One]] to [[hypnosis|hypnotise]] all A-positives via [[blood control]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Christmas Invasion]]'')
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On at least [[Earth]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Christmas Invasion (TV story)|The Christmas Invasion]]'') and [[Gallifrey]], ([[PROSE]]: ''[[A Big Hand for the Doctor (short story)|A Big Hand for the Doctor]]'') blood was organised into different types.
[[Charley Pollard]]'s blood type was [[AB-negative]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Absolution (BFA audio story)|Absolution]]'') According to Dr [[Lomax (Spearhead from Space)|Lomax]], the [[Third Doctor]]'s blood had a blood type unidentifiable as human blood, as shown by its platelet stickiness. ([[TV]]: ''[[Spearhead from Space]]'')
 
   
 
== Colour ==
 
== Colour ==
 
There were many variations in blood colour.
 
There were many variations in blood colour.
   
[[Human]], [[Time Lord]] and [[Raxacoricofallapatorian]] blood was [[red]]. Time Lord blood was a darker shade of red than human. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Christmas Invasion (TV story)|The Christmas Invasion]]'') {{facts}}
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[[Human]], ([[TV]]: ''[[Smith and Jones (TV story)|Smith and Jones]]'') [[Time Lord]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Two Doctors (TV story)|The Two Doctors]]'', ''[[Heaven Sent (TV story)|Heaven Sent]]'', ''[[Extremis (TV story)|Extremis]], [[The Timeless Children (TV story)|The Timeless Children]]'') and [[Raxacoricofallapatorian]] ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Monsters Inside (novel)|The Monsters Inside]]'') blood was [[red]]. Time Lord blood was a darker shade of red than human. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Christmas Invasion (TV story)|The Christmas Invasion]], [[Extremis (TV story)|Extremis]]'') {{facts}}
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[[The 456]] also had red blood. ([[TV]]: ''[[Children of Earth: Day Five (TV story)|Children of Earth: Day Five]]'')
   
[[Mayfly|Mayflies]] and [[Judoon]] had [[yellow]] blood. ([[TV]]: ''[[Reset (TV story)|Reset]]'', ''[[Prisoner of the Judoon]]'')
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The [[Ood]] had [[purple]] blood, ([[TV]]: ''[[Planet of the Ood (TV story)|Planet of the Ood]]'') as did the [[Venusian (Venusian Lullaby)|Venusians]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Venusian Lullaby (novel)|Venusian Lullaby]]'')
   
The [[Ood]] had [[purple]] blood, ([[TV]]: ''[[Planet of the Ood]]'') as did the [[Venusian (Venusian Lullaby)|Venusians]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Venusian Lullaby (novel)|Venusian Lullaby]]'')
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One [[Species (Joyride)|pilot's species]] had pale [[blue]] blood. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Joyride (novel)|Joyride]]'')
   
[[The 456]] had red blood. ([[TV]]: ''[[Children of Earth: Day Five]]'')
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[[Sontaran]], [[Foamasi]], [[Kaled]]/[[Kaled mutant]], [[Ice Warrior]] and [[Meep]] blood was [[green]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Two Doctors (TV story)|The Two Doctors]]'', ''[[The Leisure Hive (TV story)|The Leisure Hive]]'', ''[[Revelation of the Daleks (TV story)|Revelation of the Daleks]]'', ''[[The Last Sontaran (TV story)|The Last Sontaran]]'', [[COMIC]]: ''[[Doctor Who and the Star Beast (comic story)|Doctor Who and the Star Beast]], ''[[AUDIO]]:'' [[The Prisoner of Peladon (audio story)|The Prisoner Of Peladon]]'')
   
[[Sontaran]], [[Foamasi]], [[Kaled]]/[[Kaled mutant]], and [[Meep]] blood was [[green]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Two Doctors]]'', ''[[The Leisure Hive]]'', ''[[Revelation of the Daleks]]'', ''[[The Last Sontaran]]'', [[COMIC]]: ''[[The Star Beast]]'')
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The [[Waro]] had yellow-green blood. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Devil Goblins from Neptune (novel)|The Devil Goblins from Neptune]]'')
   
The [[Waro]] had yellow-green blood. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Devil Goblins from Neptune]]'')
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[[Mayfly|Mayflies]], [[Judoon]] and [[Krafayis]] had [[yellow]] blood. ([[TV]]: ''[[Reset (TV story)|Reset]]'', ''[[Prisoner of the Judoon (TV story)|Prisoner of the Judoon]], ''[[PROSE]]:'' [[Blind Fury (short story)|Blind Fury]]'')
   
 
[[Nostrovite]]s had [[black]] blood. ([[TV]]: ''[[Something Borrowed (TV story)|Something Borrowed]]'')
 
[[Nostrovite]]s had [[black]] blood. ([[TV]]: ''[[Something Borrowed (TV story)|Something Borrowed]]'')
   
[[Silent]] blood was [[white]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Day of the Moon]]'')
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[[Silent]] blood was [[white]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Day of the Moon (TV story)|Day of the Moon]]'')
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Vat of blood

Blood in a fuel tank aboard the Hydrax. (TV: State of Decay)

Blood was an essential fluid of many life forms, Gallifreyans and humans included.

Human blood, which was red, was divided into two types of blood cells, red and white, with red containing iron. (TV: Bad Wolf) Gwen Cooper associated blood with a sour metallic smell. (PROSE: Slow Decay)

Some people, like Chief Steward Weeks, didn't enjoy the sight of blood. (AUDIO: Storm Warning)

Sleep dust contained, among other things, blood cells. (TV: Sleep No More)

Other substances necessary to the existence and activity of living beings were sometimes compared to blood: static electricity, vital to the life of Dalek creatures and to the functioning of their casing, was described by the Second Doctor as "like blood" to the Daleks, (TV: The Power of the Daleks) and Dalek Sec theatrically referred to the genetic fluid flowing into vacated human bodies to create the Dalek-Humans as "the life-blood". (TV: Evolution of the Daleks)

Significance

Food and drink

Some organisms consumed blood in order to survive, namely vampires, (TV: State of Decay) Haemovores (TV: The Curse of Fenric) and Plasmavores. (TV: Smith and Jones)

The Three Who Rule would only drink the blood of the living. However, they killed villagers and used tubing to store their blood in the fuel tanks of the Hydrax. This was then fed to the King Vampire. (TV: State of Decay)

On their home planet, the Ogri subsisted on amino acids, but found that the blood of Earth life forms, including humans, would also suffice. This led to human sacrifices at Stonehedge. (TV: The Stones of Blood)

Other species, such as Vortisaurs (AUDIO: Storm Warning) and Androgums, (TV: The Two Doctors) did not subsist off of blood exclusively, but would consume it as part of a more varied diet. While stranded in four-dimensional space, the Eighth Doctor claimed that Vortisaurs could smell the space-time in his Time Lord blood. (AUDIO: Storm Warning)

As Vastra herself implied, she would drink human blood as a refreshment, calling it "the colour of red wine". (TV: The Snowmen)

Black pudding contained pig's blood; it was consumed by humans as part of a full English breakfast. (PROSE: Slow Decay)

At least one Osiran, Sekhmet, enjoyed feasting on blood. (AUDIO: The Bride of Peladon)

Practical use

The magic potion Lady Peinforte made to travel in time required human blood. (TV: Silver Nemesis)

Some species, including the Sycorax, used a form of hypnosis known as blood control. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)

Blood could be transferred to another by the process of blood transfusion. The Eighth Doctor once gave blood to his fourth incarnation via this process. (PROSE: The Eight Doctors)

Mortimus used the blood of five species whose destinies the Time Lords had affected in a ritual to summon Artemis, the Chronovore. (PROSE: No Future)

Blood also formed an important part of some Faction Paradox rituals. Sometimes biodata would be extracted from the blood of a being to use in a Faction Rite or Ritual. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)

Judoon scanners checked blood to gather information on the unit's species. (TV: Smith and Jones)

In 2011, Jack Harkness's immortal blood was used by the Three Families to cause Miracle Day, by inserting it into both ends of the Blessing simultaneously. Later that year, the Miracle was stopped when Jack, now mortal because of Miracle Day, inserted his blood into one end of the Blessing at Shanghai, while Rex Matheson, who had a transfusion of Jack's mortal blood, inserted it into the other end in Buenos Aires. (TV: The Blood Line)

As a failsafe, Sekhmet's trisilicate prison was blood locked. The lock required the blood of four royal women to properly release Sekhmet. (AUDIO: The Bride of Peladon)

When trapped in 1941 and trying to send a message to her 21st century Torchwood Three team, Toshiko Sato cut her hand with a sharp edge of a can, and wrote on paper with her blood. (TV: Captain Jack Harkness)

The Twelfth Doctor had a gizmo able to take a sample and examine a specimen of human blood. He administered such a test on Alan-a-Dale, a human from the 12th century, and made a prognosis of several diseases and about six months of life expectancy. (TV: Robot of Sherwood)

Blood types

Main article: Blood type

On at least Earth (TV: The Christmas Invasion) and Gallifrey, (PROSE: A Big Hand for the Doctor) blood was organised into different types.

Colour

There were many variations in blood colour.

Human, (TV: Smith and Jones) Time Lord (TV: The Two Doctors, Heaven Sent, Extremis, The Timeless Children) and Raxacoricofallapatorian (PROSEThe Monsters Inside) blood was red. Time Lord blood was a darker shade of red than human. (TV: The Christmas Invasion, Extremis) [additional sources needed]The 456 also had red blood. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Five)

The Ood had purple blood, (TV: Planet of the Ood) as did the Venusians. (PROSE: Venusian Lullaby)

One pilot's species had pale blue blood. (PROSE: Joyride)

Sontaran, Foamasi, Kaled/Kaled mutant, Ice Warrior and Meep blood was green. (TV: The Two Doctors, The Leisure Hive, Revelation of the Daleks, The Last Sontaran, COMIC: Doctor Who and the Star Beast, AUDIO: The Prisoner Of Peladon)

The Waro had yellow-green blood. (PROSE: The Devil Goblins from Neptune)

Mayflies, Judoon and Krafayis had yellow blood. (TV: Reset, Prisoner of the Judoon, PROSE: Blind Fury)

Nostrovites had black blood. (TV: Something Borrowed)

Silent blood was white. (TV: Day of the Moon)

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