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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



blood transfusion  listen  (blud tranz-FYOO-zhun)

  A procedure in which a person is given an infusion of whole blood or parts of blood. The blood may be donated by another person, or it may have been taken from the patient earlier and stored until needed. Also called transfusion.