the act or process of transfusing.
Medicine/Medical. the direct transferring of blood, plasma, or the like into a blood vessel.
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How to use transfusion in a sentence
The same is true of convalescent plasma, transfusions of blood proteins from people who recovered from Covid-19.How a cheap antidepressant emerged as a promising Covid-19 treatment | Kelsey Piper | August 26, 2021 | Vox
Now, LifeBank employs motorcyclists who use mapping apps to navigate Lagos’ notorious traffic to deliver life-saving transfusions to hospitals.
That’s led some patients who are skeptical of the shots to demand transfusions only from the unvaccinated, an option blood centers insist is neither medically sound nor operationally feasible.‘Tainted’ blood: Covid skeptics request blood transfusions from unvaccinated donors | Kaiser Health News | August 18, 2021 | Quartz
They cool vaccines, blood for transfusions, and temperature-sensitive medications, as well as the data processors and computer servers that make up the internet—everything from the cloud to blockchains.AC Feels Great, But It’s Terrible for the Planet. Here’s How to Fix That | Eric Dean Wilson | June 30, 2021 | Time
She needed blood transfusions and antibiotics pumped into her tiny veins to keep her alive.Brazil’s most vulnerable are struggling to survive the stress of covid | Jill Langlois | June 25, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
According to those who witnessed the transfusion, the effects of the antibodies were seemingly evident within hours.
The daughter had also been exposed and was comatose before she and her mother each received A 250 cubic centimeter transfusion.Infected Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Is an Endangered Hero | Michael Daly | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She grew increasingly ill despite a 450 cubic centimeter transfusion and became comatose after five days.Infected Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Is an Endangered Hero | Michael Daly | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ryan had contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion and symbolized the senselessness of the disease.
I felt blood pressure rising in me for the first time since my transfusion.
If our people has become weak, no transfusion of peasants will set it on its feet again; for their blood too, soon thins.The Old World in the New | Edward Alsworth Ross
It is as if, by some diabolical art, we had effected a transfusion and a blending together of the most subtle elements our blood.Pepita Ximenez | Juan Valera
In this we see that he anticipated our modern operation of transfusion.The Browning Cyclopdia | Edward Berdoe
This is practically akin to the transfusion of blood—except that it is on the psychic plane instead of the physical.The Human Aura | Swami Panchadasi
British Dictionary definitions for transfusion
the act or an instance of transfusing
the injection of blood, blood plasma, etc, into the blood vessels of a patient
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Scientific definitions for transfusion
The transfer of blood or a component of blood, such as red blood cells, plasma, or platelets, from one person to another to replace losses caused by injury, surgery, or disease. Donated blood products are tested for blood type and certain infectious diseases and stored in blood banks until they are used. The blood of the donor is shown to be histologically compatible, or crossmatched, with that of the recipient before transfusion. See more at Rh factor. See Note at blood type.
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