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blood bank

a place where blood or blood plasma is collected, processed, stored, and distributed.
such a supply of blood or blood plasma.
Origin of blood bank
1935-40 Unabridged
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  • With augmentation, the solar suitcase powers blood bank refrigeration, permitting life-saving transfusions to occur without delay.
  • They all share central facilities such as laboratories and a blood bank.
  • In addition, these artificial oxygen carriers can be stored for long periods, greatly simplifying the work of the blood bank.
British Dictionary definitions for blood bank

blood bank

a place where whole blood, blood plasma, or other blood products are stored until required in transfusion
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blood bank in Medicine

blood bank n.

  1. A place, usually a separate division of a hospital laboratory, in which blood is collected from donors, typed, and often separated into several components for future transfusion to recipients.

  2. Blood or plasma stored in such a place.

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