Some organisms consumed blood in order to survive, namely Vampires, Haemovores, Plasmavores and Saturnyns. (TV: State of Decay, The Curse of Fenric, Smith and Jones, The Vampires of Venice) However, in the case of Saturnyns, it was due to the thirst being on dry land caused them.
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 lead to human sacrifices at Stonehedge. (TV: The Stones of Blood)
Practical Use Edit
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, nor 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. After the Miracle ended, Jack Harkness became immortal again, as did Rex, much to their shock. (TV: The Blood Line)
Blood types Edit
On at least Earth, blood was organised into different types. A-positive was the most common type, with one third of humanity in 2006 being A-positive. This was exploited by the Sycorax, who used a sample of A-positive blood in Guinevere One to hypnotise all A-positives via blood control. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)
There were many variations in blood colour.
- Human, Time Lord and Raxacoricofallapatorian blood was red. (Although Time Lord blood was a darker shade of red than human.) (TV: The Christmas Invasion) [additional sources needed]
- Mayflies and Judoon had yellow blood. (TV: Reset, Prisoner of the Judoon)
- The Ood had purple blood. (TV: Planet of the Ood)
- The 456 had red blood. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Five)
- 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)
- The Waro had yellow-green blood. (PROSE: The Devil Goblins from Neptune)
- Nostrovites had black blood. (TV: Something Borrowed)
- Silent blood was white. (TV: Day of the Moon)