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blood bank

n.
1. A place where whole blood or plasma is typed, processed, and stored for future use in transfusion.
2. Blood or plasma stored in such a place.

blood bank

n
(Medicine) a place where whole blood, blood plasma, or other blood products are stored until required in transfusion

blood′ bank`


n.
1. a place where blood or blood plasma is collected, processed, stored, and distributed.
2. the supply of blood or blood plasma at such a place.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood bank - a place for storing whole blood or blood plasmablood bank - a place for storing whole blood or blood plasma; "the Red Cross created a blood bank for emergencies"
bank - a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
Translations
בנק דם
bloedbank

blood bank

nbanca del sangue
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LAHORE -- On the direction of Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Khwaja Sulman Rafique, Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority (PBTA) Secretary Dr Mohammad Athar visited blood banks in various cities of Punjab and sealed three facilities in Multan over poor arrangements.
LAHORE -- On the direction of Punjab Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education, Secretary Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority (BTA) Dr Mohammad Athar inspected many blood banks in Sialkot, Narowal, Daska and Pasrur along with his technical team.
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Blood banks can be part of a hospital, or a separate facility in your community.