Victorian Blood Transfusion Apparatus

Dracula | Cravat Productions | December 2017

This device was used to perform two ‘live’ blood transfusions. The blood would flow from a funnel and tube on the other side of the bedroom wall, into a latex piece on the donor’s arm. The end of this tube was sealed, but when stabbed with the needle ‘blood’ would flow through the device and to the receiver’s needle (which was closed to stop the flow).

Materials: Amber Bottle, Latex Tubing, Plumbing Fittings, Two-way Valve, Oven-bake Clay, Acrylic Paint, Flavor Injector Needles, Clear Tubing, Hot Glue

The ‘cut’ tube was fitted over itself, making it a single length of tube for the first transfusion. In Act II, this modification allowed Dracula to cut the tube and drink from the device.