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transfusion

the injection of blood, blood plasma, etc., into the blood vessels of a patient

transfusion

[tranz′fyü·zhən]
(medicine)
The administration of blood, or one of its components, as a part of treatment.
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Outline the types of blood products used in transfusion therapy in New Zealand.
Although there were initially safety concerns expressed by patients and general practitioners in relation to giving home blood transfusion, (6) these were alleviated in response to the development of robust guidelines and adherence to British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) guidelines (13) and policies.
If you or someone you know needs a blood transfusion, be sure to ask for plasma donated by a man.
The transfusion workup for many chronically transfused patients may be initially uncomplicated but may become more difficult as the patients develop alloantibodies or other serologic complications.
The Blood Transfusion Inspectors participated in the training workshop.
the archives of colonial-era governments, European Red Cross societies, independent African governments, and various physicians and health officers for evidence of blood transfusion practices in the last hundred years.
Sometimes, transfusion is made without laboratory assessment, direct transfusion may be observed.
Titled the WHO Global Consultation on Haemovigilance summit, it has highlighted the role of effective haemovigilance systems -- the reporting of undesirable effects of transfusion to improve the safety of transfusion from donor to recipient -- in improving understanding of the risks associated with transfusion.
The workshop will feature home-based and expatriate Libyan haematologists as well as other doctors, foreign officials and representatives of regional blood transfusion units.
All units were exclusively requested by doctors, and indications of transfusion and completeness of requisition forms were evaluated.
CONCLUSIONS According to the available data, transfusion of packed red blood cells should be reserved only for situations in which clear physiological indicators for transfusion are present.
After birth a person is in the state of not having received any transfusion and not yet being an active donor ([S.