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  1. transfusion, blood transfusion(noun)

    the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery

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  1. blood transfusion(Noun)

    The taking of blood from one individual and inserting it or blood-based products into the circulatory system of another.

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  1. Blood transfusion

    Blood transfusion is generally the process of receiving blood products into one's circulation intravenously. Transfusions are used in a variety of medical conditions to replace lost components of the blood. Early transfusions used whole blood, but modern medical practice commonly uses only components of the blood, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, clotting factors, and platelets. Units of packed red blood cells are typically only recommended when a patient's either hemoglobin level falls below 10g/dL or hematocrit falls below 30%. This is in part due to the increasing evidence that there are cases where patients have worse outcomes when transfused One may consider transfusion for people with symptoms of cardiovascular disease such as chest pain or shortness of breath. Globally around 85 million units of red blood cells are transfused in a given year. In cases where patients have low levels of hemoglobin but are cardiovascularly stable, parenteral iron is increasingly a preferred option based on both efficacy and safety. Other blood products are given where appropriate, such as clotting deficiencies. When a patient's own blood is salvaged and reinfused during a surgery, this can be considered a form of autotransfusion even though no "blood product" is actually created. Before this was possible, autotransfusion had referred only to pre-donating one's own blood autologously, which still occurs as well.

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  1. Blood Transfusion

    The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)

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