Note: At the 2009 IABPA meeting in Portland, OR, USA, the IABPA membership voted to adopt the SWGSTAIN recommended terminology.
- [A bloodstain pattern created when a source of blood remains stationary over a surface causing an accumulation of blood.]*
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This pattern was generated by placing a source of blood approximately 2 cm from the target and keeping it there to accumulate enough volume.
A pool of blood may be formed if there is enough blood in the source and it is not too far from the target. As the source is raised from the target it more likely will form a drip pattern. However if there is sufficient volume the drip pattern can be obscured and all that remains is the pool of blood.
|Bevel & Gardner||Non-spatter Family - Regular Margin - Pool|
|James, Kish & Sutton||Passive - Contact/Transfer - Large Volume - Pooling|
|Wonder||Spatters Not a Criteria - Volume|
|SWGSTAIN||Pool - A bloodstain resulting from an accumulation of liquid blood on a surface.|
* This definition is not from the IABPA terminology list. IABPA does not currently provide an official definition.