One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An act of transferring donated blood, blood products, or other fluid into the circulatory system of a person or animal.
- ‘The patient subsequently received platelet and red blood cell transfusions.’
- ‘He was treated with blood and platelet transfusions and discharged eight days later with a modest improvement in peripheral blood count.’
- ‘The most pressing need, after the bleeding has been stopped, is for a transfusion to restore the circulating volume of the blood.’
- ‘She was treated with plasmapheresis and platelet transfusions.’
- ‘Your child may need blood and platelet transfusions frequently.’
- ‘It is a frustrating and upsetting time with regular visits to the hospital for blood tests and transfusions.’
- ‘She was treated with intravenous folinic acid and antibiotics and was given transfusions of blood products.’
- ‘The availability of blood for operations and transfusions is an essential part of our health care system.’
- ‘Curiously, family physicians were more likely than cardiologists to order transfusions.’
- ‘Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions.’
- ‘The baby born from that pregnancy was immediately sent to a children's hospital for transfusions and treatment of a collapsed lung.’
- ‘There was no difference in the distribution of blood between the major transfusion categories.’
- ‘Transfusions or exchange transfusions are also recommended for patients with severe hypoxia.’
- ‘The test is affected by red blood cell transfusions and should not be performed within 6 weeks following a transfusion.’
- ‘Before death, the organ donor received several transfusions of blood products.’
- ‘In fact you may need a transfusion simply because you've donated so much blood!’
- ‘He has to leave the clinic and go to the hospital to get a transfusion of blood platelets.’
- ‘Based on these findings, the use of autologous transfusions in orthopedic procedures is expected to increase.’
- ‘Whenever possible, transfusions of all blood products should be limited.’
- ‘Blood for transfusions is stored in small plastic bags.’
Late Middle English: from Latin transfusio(n-), from the verb transfundere (see transfuse).
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