blood shortage

A relative deficiency in the supply of blood and blood products available for transfusion in a particular region

blood shortage

Transfusion medicine A relative deficiency in the supply of blood and blood products available for transfusion in a particular region. See Euroblood.
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2 billion, India faces a blood shortage of three million units.
The Lane Blood Center, which is facing a blood shortage, is seeking people to donate blood.
According to health experts, India faces a blood shortage of 3 million units which can be addressed if an additional two percent of Indians donated blood.
com)-- In response to the ongoing critical blood shortage on Long Island, South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside will hold an emergency blood drive on Thursday, January 16, 7 a.
But during Ramadan, the high demand is highlighted by a seasonal blood shortage.
This week, employees of the MVA Fund took it upon themselves to answer the call of the Namibian Blood Transfusion Services (NAMBTS), to meet the country's blood shortage and contribute towards saving the lives of those in dire need of blood, some of whom sustained serious injuries in road crashes during the festive season.
But some people think it is because of a blood shortage.
Spurred by a report in the Arabic media about blood shortage at the hospital, tweeters in the UAE urged people to donate blood and save the lives of 450 thalassaemia patients at the hospital.
The blood products, bought from the USA by the National Health Service, were to fill a blood shortage in the UK.
The blood shortage has led to desperately-low stocks in hospitals.
THE winter vomiting bug and two-week Christmas break has caused a blood shortage, the National Blood Service said yesterday.
Now the safety manager at the Dounreay nuclear site in Caithness is leading an appeal to her 2000 workmates to help tackle Scotland's blood shortage.