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blood bank

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noun
  1. a place where blood or blood plasma is collected, processed, stored, and distributed.
  2. such a supply of blood or blood plasma.
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Origin of blood bank

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for blood bank

blood bank

noun
  1. a place where whole blood, blood plasma, or other blood products are stored until required in transfusion
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blood bank in Medicine

blood bank

n.
  1. A place, usually a separate division of a hospital laboratory, in which blood is collected from donors, typed, and often separated into several components for future transfusion to recipients.
  2. Blood or plasma stored in such a place.
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