One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An injection of a volume of blood, previously taken from a healthy person, into a patient.‘surgeons gave the boy a blood transfusion’mass noun ‘the patient did not require blood transfusion’
- ‘In traditional surgery using scalpels, bleeding can be so profuse that patients need a blood transfusion.’
- ‘All patients with open wounds received penicillin and a blood transfusion.’
- ‘The source of infection was blood transfusion in 23 patients and intravenous drug use in two.’
- ‘There is cause for concern any time a patient receives a blood transfusion.’
- ‘The patient who was pregnant had been involved in a car accident and during hospital treatment required a blood transfusion.’
- ‘Other risk factors include a history of blood transfusion in Britain before 1991 and a history of a blood transfusion while abroad.’
- ‘Doctors have ruled out surgery or a blood transfusion as a cause.’
- ‘It demonstrates that the use of blood transfusion in palliative care requires further discussion.’
- ‘Allogeneic blood transfusion is an everyday lifesaving procedure for which there is mostly no alternative.’
- ‘In severe cases of B12-deficiency anaemia, a blood transfusion may be required.’
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