blood bank


: a place where blood is stored so that it later can be given to people who are ill or injured

Examples of blood bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The patient tested positive for AIDS and had recently received a transfusion from a blood bank. Meaghan Tobin, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2023 Choosing to donate your baby's cord blood to a public cord blood bank is a fantastic idea. Parents Editors, Parents, 12 Nov. 2023 The man running the blood bank tried to barricade the doors; he was shot through the heart. Katharine Houreld, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2023 On Friday, the blue Dodge Challenger investigators believe was used in the inmate escape was found abandoned in the parking lot of a blood bank in Macon, Ga, according to a press release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2023 There was no incident to respond to Monday night at the synagogue, but Herbst — a senior paramedic with Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood bank service — was teaching others how to save each other and themselves after a mass shooting or other type of attack. Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 May 2023 While working in a blood bank to deliver transfusion medicine, Keene said a purpose resonated with him., 16 July 2023 Going forward, the blood bank intends to allow individual donors to log in to a secure Internet portal to view for themselves which antigens have popped up in their own samples. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 May 2023 The Assad regime’s use of UN entities to bypass sanctions is exemplified by the WHO’s use of donor funds to purchase blood transfusion supplies on behalf of the Syrian Ministry of Defense, which controls the national blood bank. Annie Sparrow, Foreign Affairs, 20 Sep. 2018

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“Blood bank.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

blood bank

: a place for storage of or an institution storing blood or plasma
also : blood so stored
blood banker noun

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