NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- blood transfusion
- listen (blud tranz-FYOO-zhun)
A procedure in which whole blood or parts of blood are put into a patient’s bloodstream through a vein. The blood may be donated by another person or it may have been taken from the patient and stored until needed. Also called transfusion.