unit of blood


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unit of blood

a standard measure of approximately 450-500 mL of whole blood.

unit of blood

Approx. 1 pint (473 ml) of blood, the usual amount used in adult transfusion.
See also: blood
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At present, the transfusion cost is approximately [pounds sterling]120 for a single unit of blood.
For every unit of blood given to his son, Sultan is expected to provide two units of his own in return.
A unit of blood is measured as 470mls (or just under a pint) and the NHS needs 7,000 voluntary donations of blood daily.
Suitable dogs can safely donate a unit of blood every three months.
Each unit of blood and patient is uniquely identified and every unit of blood can be traced and accounted for at any time in accordance with legal requirements.
A unit of blood is just under a pint or 475ml and could help save more than one life.
For every unit of blood donated to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills through Dec.
Theoretically, any method would have to detect a single parasite per unit of blood to be safe, thus requiring a hypothetical detection limit of 2.
A woman in her 50s has been infected with AIDS after receiving a contaminated unit of blood.
That way, any unit of blood cells could be transfused into any patient, removing the need to match blood types.