Definition of blood bank in English:

blood bank


  • A place where supplies of blood or plasma for transfusion are stored.

    • ‘Our blood bank cost allocation for a transfusion reaction workup during the study period was $75.’
    • ‘The role of the routine blood bank in providing therapeutic products has changed dramatically within the past five years.’
    • ‘A request for two units of packed red blood cells was received by the blood bank.’
    • ‘Despite all the difficulties in running a hospital in a developing country, the blood bank normally did a remarkably good job.’
    • ‘The time elapsed for transport of blood from the blood bank to the operating rooms is approximately 50 seconds.’
    • ‘There will also be testing centres for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, and the blood bank will be present.’
    • ‘Transfusion history is important and required when a blood specimen is sent to the blood bank for typing and screening or for a cross match.’
    • ‘Obviously, however, this protocol significantly increases the blood bank workload.’
    • ‘When the blood bank was notified that emergency issue was desired, the patient's full name and hospital identification number were recorded.’
    • ‘Blood units not transfused are returned to the blood bank.’
    • ‘He also plays a role in the mobile blood bank that visits town regularly for the Blood Transfusion Service.’
    • ‘These filters could be used either at the bedside by placing them in the transfusion set or in the blood bank.’
    • ‘Initially every industrial country strove to establish its own blood bank and transfusion service.’
    • ‘A request from the hospital transfusion services to the regional blood bank for assistance was initiated.’
    • ‘The blood bank also provides transfusion to cancer patients who frequently need it.’
    • ‘To find out more about donating blood, contact your community hospital or your regional blood bank.’
    • ‘Someone suggested a blood bank in an eastern suburb of the city.’
    • ‘The hospital may purchase blood from a regional blood bank.’
    • ‘If you have questions or would like to give blood, contact your local blood bank or the American Red Cross.’
    • ‘The unit should be returned to the blood bank for investigation.’


blood bank

/ˈbləd ˌbaNGk/