Definition of transfusion in English:



  • An act of transferring donated blood, blood products, or other fluid into the circulatory system of a person or animal.

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


Late Middle English: from Latin transfusio(n-), from the verb transfundere (see transfuse).