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Way to Die #458
"Lost In Transfusion"
Name of the death is a pun on "lost in translation" and "transfusion"
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"Even crane operators need a lift. Ramon just used the wrong substance, had the wrong plan to beat the test. The only thing he got right... dying."
Date May 16, 2002
Location Chicago, Illinois
Episode this death
was featured in
"Dead Before They Know It"
"Smoke Stalked"

"Lost In Transfusion", Way to Die #458, is the fourth death featured in "Dead Before They Know It", which aired on March 23, 2011.


In order to beat a company drug test, a cocaine-addicted crane operator named Ramon injects himself with blood that matches his type, stolen by his girlfriend who works as a hospital cook. However, he does not listen because he was high when she warns him to warm the blood before injecting it. He stores the blood in the refrigerator overnight before injecting it in the bathroom moments before his drug test. Once the cold blood enters his body, Ramon is killed instantly from fibrillation and tachycardia.

"He fed the cold blood into his vein, and as soon as it hit his heart... he was lights out."


  • Ellsworth Grant - Hematologist

Alternative Description

Description as seen on Spike TV's website

"A man gets a DIY blood transfusion to pass a drug test, but dies after warming up the blood in the microwave."


  • Also called "Cold Blooded" on the Spike TV website.
  • The description for this death on the Spike TV website says that Ramon died due to the blood being warmed up (when in reality, Ramon died because he failed to warm up the blood).

Segment Nicknames

  • Cold Blooded (Spike TV)

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