|blood obtained from a donor for transfusion from which none of the elements has been removed|
whole blood n.
Blood from which no constituent such as plasma or platelets has been removed.
|whole blood (hōl) Pronunciation Key
Blood from which no constituent, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, or platelets, has been removed. Whole blood is commonly obtained through blood donation and can be transfused directly or broken down into blood components that can be transfused separately.