Euroblood

Euroblood

Transfusion medicine A unit of packed RBCs imported from Europe which, until 2002, comprised a significant minority of the units transfused; in the wake of concern about mad cow disease, the FDA implemented a pan-European deferral, ending the 30-year old program that provides 140,000 packed units/yr to the New York metropolitan area
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.