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Item: Bloodberry
Size: Varies, usually reaches 1.3 m in height and 4.8 m in width
Type: Flowering plant
Living: Yes
Sentient: No
Potential/Current Hazards None known
Required Wear/Weaponry None
Location: Samples of the bloodberry plant are kept in most Insurgent facilities.

Usage

Subject itself has no real uses, but the berries it produces are a vital component to the Insurgency's medical operations. As such, these berries must be harvested weekly, juiced, and sent to medical bays and staff.

Report

Subject is a rare species of flowering plant indigenous to the Andaman Islands. The plant is found naturally in low-light areas, and, at first glance, looks no different from a generic berry bush. The aforementioned berries are about 4 cm in diameter and dark red, as are the plant's flowers.

The subject has a few anomalous properties of note. It is seemingly able to photosynthesize with no light present in the immediate vicinity; in fact, sunlight seems to only impede its growth. It is also able to draw water from any liquid containing it, from saltwater to cola, when its roots are introduced to said liquids.

The berries from the plant contain varying amounts of human blood, which lends to its useful nature. Once this blood is intravenously introduced to a human, it will change its type to match that of said human. This property could, theoretically, remove the need for blood banks entirely, instead replacing them with farms of the bloodberry plant. As such, any wild specimens of the plant are to be exterminated, keeping the risk of rediscovery and profit low.

Specimens of the bloodberry plant are to be stored in a 12 m x 12 m x 6 m underground storage unit in every facility capable of supporting such a room. Light levels are to be kept at very low, while humidity and temperature are to be kept at very high, though not exceeding 98% and 40° Celsius respectively. Weekly harvests must be carried out, followed by extracting the blood from the berries.

On-site and field medics are encouraged (though not required) to carry transfusion bags containing the blood from the plant on their person. That said, no personnel are allowed to have more than 4 liters in their possession at any given time.

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