Hemogen pack

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Hemogen pack

Hemogen pack

A package of refined hemogen in a specialized container that prevents spoilage. Hemogenic humans can consume it to restore their internal hemogen stores. It can be administered via an operation to reverse blood loss.

Base Stats

Type
Food
Market Value
Silver
Stack Limit
10
Mass
0.5 kg
HP
60
Deterioration Rate
5
Flammability
70%
Path Cost
14

Ingestion

Nutrition
0.1
Technical
defName
HemogenPack
thingCategories
Foods
Preferability
DesperateOnly


Hemogen packs are a type of food added by the Biotech DLC. It acts as a form of blood that can be used for blood transfusions, or consumed those with the Hemogenic gene to restore their Hemogen need.

Acquisition

Hemogen packs can be extracted from non-hemogenic humans with the Extract Hemogen Pack operation. This takes 500 ticks (8.33 secs) of work and increases their blood loss by 45%; if blood loss exceeds 100%, then the pawn will die. Unlike most other operations, it does not consume medicine or anesthetise the subject. It does still provide Medical experience however.

This operation is considered a violation for faction relations, when done on a guest or ally. Extracting hemogen from a prisoner from a hostile faction lowers reputation by 1.

Summary

Hemogen is a packaged form of blood that can be extracted and implanted to alter a human pawn's blood loss.

Any pawn can consume one for a measily 0.1 nutrition. Those without either a Hemogen need, the Cannibal trait, or a pro-Cannibalism ideoligionContent added by the Ideology DLC get a −5 Injested hemogen pack moodlet. This moodlet lasts 5 days and stacks up to 5 times. Consuming a pack in this way will not restore any blood loss

When consumed by Hemogenic pawns, each pack also satisfies the Hemogen need by +20. This is worth 2 days of blood for pawns with the Hemogen drain gene, including Sanguophages, and 10 days for those who just have Hemogenic.

Hemogen packs do not rot, only deteriorate by being left outdoors or in otherwise rough conditions.

Blood transfusion

Use hemogen packs to reduce the effects of blood loss. Each hemogen pack used recovers 35% blood loss. The operation will also restore hemogen to hemogenic individuals.

— Operation description

Hemogen packs can be used to perform the "blood transfusion" operation, which restores a pawn's blood loss. The operation consumes Hemogen pack 1 hemogen pack, takes 800 ticks (13.33 secs) of work, and restores 35% blood loss. This surgery does not require medicine or a minimum Medical skill, does not anesthetise the subject, and always succeeds.

Note that the 35% blood loss recovered is less than the 45% lost from creating the pack in the first place.

Analysis

Hemogen packs are not made for emergency transfusion. By the time the pack is brought and installed, a doctor could have used 1-2 doses of medicine to stop most of the bleeding. In addition, tending can be done on the field, while operations must be done on a bed. Transfusions are mostly helpful to cure extreme blood loss, allowing pawns to become conscious faster.

Compared to bloodfeeding, hemogen packs give the same Hemogen and blood loss, but do not upset pawns or cause pain. Hemogen packs do not vary in blood size, so give more blood when extracted from children. Extracting packs takes a bit more work, however. The Bloodfeeder gene costs −1 metabolic efficiency (though this isn't a choice with Sanguophages). Also note that conceited nobleContent added by the Royalty DLC pawns dislike hemogen packs, but don't mind bloodfeeding.

Hemogen farms have a niche in increasing Medical experience. Make the operation as slow as possible, such as turning off the lights, to gain more XP. You may want to manually order operations instead of using the "Hemogen Farm" setting, so you can control which pawn is trained.

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Version history

  • Biotech DLC Release - Added
  • 1.4.3541 - Extracting hemogen no longer requires medicine (previously: 2x herbal or better) and does not anesthetize the target. Medical experience also reduced.
  • 1.4.3555 - Reduced the work needed for the extract hemogen operation to 500 from 1500.