Are Sanguinarian Vampires in Danger of Extinction?
We have dipped down into the basics of Sanguinarian vampires in past posts, and touched on how Sanguinarian vampires are people who feel the compulsion or the need to feed on human blood. Generally, Sanguinarians don't drain their donors completely and they usually only feel the need for a teaspoon or two at a time. Still, even a lack of this small amount can cause some Sanguinarians to go into blood withdrawal overdrive and even cause them to have some pretty serious physical withdrawal symptoms.
Donors for Sanguinarian vampires are generally people that the vampire knows personally and has some sort of meaningful relationship with. They don't necessarily need to drink from the donor's neck, and they often choose for another form of getting access to the blood, such as a small slit in the donor's palm. But you can imagine how difficult this must be for the vampire! Asking a good friend to donate you blood to drink on a regular basis. No, it's not easy at all and this has brought into question whether or not Sanguinarian vampires are in danger of extinction. Without donors, Sanguinarians can become sick and the extent that the damage can cause is somewhat unknown.
Another theory that may support the extinction of Sanguinarian vampires is the fact that being a Sanguinarian vampire is something that one must be born into. In fact, the Sanguinarians pride themselves on this very fact. But, if donors continue to fade away, affecting the Sanguinarians that currently walk among us, will this not affect future generations of Sanguinarians in the way that it will lessen their numbers?
My take on the argument is that it's certainly something to think about. But Sanguinarian vampires also tend to pride themselves on the fact that they are the only "real" vampires. Well, if this is true, then they are immortal, aren't they? Kind of puts the whole theory of extinction to rest. Permanently.