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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Blood collected during the drive will help abate the blood shortage affecting thalassemia patients and be used in the treatment of accident victims and emergency cases.
Oceanside, NY, June 29, 2012 --(PR.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, July 12, 2012, 7:00a.m.-9:00p.m.
When Lane Memorial Blood Bank puts out a blood shortage plea, it means the community is one major trauma away from running out of a blood type that could mean the difference between life and death.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -- The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients.
The boys who were born over a week ago were scheduled to be operated on, but died prior to the procedure due to a blood shortage, (https://malawi24.com/2016/10/20/malawian-conjoined-twins-die-at-kch-due-to-blood-shortage/) Malawi24 reported Thursday.
Local hospitals have been suffering from the blood shortage for four months.
"We will have a blood shortage if we don't get our appointments filled."
DOCTORS are bracing themselves for a blood shortage as the Government announces it is banning donors who have had transfusions.
City Talk took to the streets and asked residents if they have ever donated blood and if they are worried about a blood shortage in the country.
Blood banks around the region are appealing for donors to open a vein to stem a critical blood shortage.
Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage.
Within hours, Dubai, and the UAE, was ablaze with talk of the birth, an apparent blood shortage and the plea to go and donate a few pints of the red stuff.