blood bank


blood bank
a department within a hospital or blood transfusion centre in which blood collected from donors is stored prior to transfusion. Blood must be kept at a temperature of 4°C and may be used up to four weeks after collection.

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  • blood bank — blood′ bank n. 1) a place where blood or blood plasma is collected, processed, stored, and distributed 2) the supply of blood or blood plasma at such a place • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • blood bank — blood banks N COUNT A blood bank is a place where blood which has been taken from blood donors is stored until it is needed for people in hospital …   English dictionary

  • blood bank — ☆ blood bank n. 1. a place where whole blood or blood plasma is drawn, typed, processed, and stored under refrigeration for future use 2. any reserve of blood for use in transfusion …   English World dictionary

  • blood bank — n a store of human blood to be used in hospital treatment …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blood bank — blood ,bank noun count a place where blood is stored so that it can be given to people during medical operations …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blood bank — noun a place for storing whole blood or blood plasma the Red Cross created a blood bank for emergencies • Hypernyms: ↑bank * * * noun : a place for storage of or an institution storing blood or plasma; also : blood so stored * * * 1. a place… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blood bank — A blood bank is a cache or bank of blood or blood components, gathered as a result of blood donation, stored and preserved for later use in blood transfusions.Transfusion serviceMost hospital blood banks also perform the testing to determine the… …   Wikipedia

  • Blood bank — A place where blood is collected from donors, typed, separated into components, stored, and prepared for transfusion to recipients. A blood bank may be a separate free standing facility or part of a larger laboratory in a hospital. Separation of… …   Medical dictionary

  • blood bank — 1. a place where blood or blood plasma is collected, processed, stored, and distributed. 2. such a supply of blood or blood plasma. [1935 40] * * * Organization that collects, stores, processes, and supplies blood. Most blood donations are… …   Universalium

  • blood bank — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms blood bank : singular blood bank plural blood banks a place where blood is stored so that it can be given to people during medical operations …   English dictionary

  • blood bank — Synonyms and related words: Rh factor, Rh negative, Rh positive, Rh type, Rhesus factor, X ray, antibody, antigen, arterial blood, arterial transfusion, blood, blood cell, blood count, blood donor, blood donor center, blood group, blood grouping …   Moby Thesaurus


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