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Blood Transfusion

Glossary

blood transfusion

A procedure in which whole blood or parts of blood are put into a patient’s bloodstream through a vein. The blood may be donated by another person or it may have been taken from the patient and stored until needed. Also called transfusion.

Last updated: 2015-08-12

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)