bank blood

bank blood

Etymology: It, banca, bench; AS, blod
anticoagulated preserved blood collected from donors, usually in units of 500 mL, and stored under refrigeration for future use. Dated and identified as to blood type, it is stored in CPDA-1 anticoagulant for a maximum period of 35 days. Bank blood is usually separated into various components for transfusion. See also packed cells, pooled plasma, whole blood.
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These advantages are particularly relevant in the SA context where blood bank blood is frequently unavailable.
The recent Heartland Blood Bank blood drive is an example of that, as are the regular food drives that the Auto Group holds.
A literature review was conducted to look at alternatives to blood bank blood.
To determine whether (i) the use of the Donor System is cost effective, (ii) it will conserve the use of blood bank blood and (iii) it has any effect on the patient length of stay.
It will enable most of our revision hip replacement patients to avoid needing precious bank blood, instead receiving their own salvaged blood.
It could also be a medical boon to developing countries that don't bank blood.
The Ross Cord Blood Bank does not routinely bank blood specifically for a family's use, he says.
Tuesday's drive, the second one, should help bank blood for use in a second surgery Moore will need.