Blood-bank

blood bank

noun
1.
a place where blood or blood plasma is collected, processed, stored, and distributed.
2.
such a supply of blood or blood plasma.

Origin:
1935–40

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

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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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