blood crisis


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blood crisis

[′bləd ‚krī·səs]
(medicine)
The sudden appearance of large numbers of nucleated erythrocytes in the circulating blood.
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The blood crisis is due to a surge in demand fuelled by advances in medical science and a critical shortage of new donors following a flu outbreak (sufferers cannot give blood).
The Tribunal is examining the response of haemophilia treatment centres, hospitals and doctors to the contaminated blood crisis.
I have never donated blood, but I now plan to do so after reading about the blood crisis in the Mirror.
TENSE: Harvey had blood crisis CAPTION: words gore please FIGHTING: On his little ventilator
He has an alternative solution to the blood crisis - cure vampirism.
Sympathetic to the human cause, he is introduced to resistance leader Elvis (Willem Dafoe) and an alternative solution to the blood crisis is clear: to cure vampirism.