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  blood bank. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Blood plasma, the fluid portion of the blood, may be frozen and/or dried and stored indefinitely.
Some centers save umbilical cord blood (blood that is especially rich in stem cells) for use in treatments; however, the cost of preparing and storing such blood is much higher than that of normal blood.
Sometimes parents store their newborn’s cord blood at a private cord blood bank in case the child has need of it, but the use of one own’s cord blood is ineffective or undesirable in many diseases where such blood is used as a treatment.
www.bartleby.com /65/bl/bloodban.html   (288 words)

 Encyclopedia: Blood bank
Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets).
Blood donation is a process by which a blood donor voluntarily has blood drawn for storage in a blood bank for subsequent use in a blood transfusion.
An early development leading to the establishment of blood banks occurred in 1915, when Richard Lewison of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York initiated the use of sodium citrate as an anticoagulant.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Blood-bank   (1096 words)

 Blood Product Inspections
In unlicensed hospital blood banks, as a matter of courtesy, the hospital administrator should be notified that the blood bank is to be inspected.
Blood that has been issued for transfusion may be reissued if it is returned to the blood bank within 30 minutes, and was kept at room temperature or colder while out of the blood bank's control.
Blood establishments developing and distributing software for use in manufacturing blood and blood components should be advised that they are a device manufacturer and be encouraged to register and list with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
www.fda.gov /ora/inspect_ref/igs/blood.html   (10152 words)

 Indian Red Cross Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Blood donor motivation is a science to be practiced from conviction in a systematic, sustained and scientific manner towards a guided goal.
Blood loaded with oxygen circulates from the left side of the pumping heart, through the arteries into tiny capillaries where oxygen is released.
Their blood is often of poor quality in respect t haemoglobin and protein content.It matters little to them whether the receipient suffers or dies because of poor quality of blood.
www.indianredcross.org /blood.html   (1711 words)

 Blood Bank
The blood is drawn into a capillary tube which is then spun in the small centrifuge (seen in the background) to determine the hematocrit.
The needle used to draw the blood from the vein is gently inserted.
In general, blood collected from directed donations is no safer than that of the general blood supply because of the stringent screening and testing of volunteer donors that ordinarily occurs.
www-medlib.med.utah.edu /WebPath/TUTORIAL/BLDBANK/BLDBANK.html   (981 words)

 Blood Bank of the Redwoods
Blood Bank of the Redwoods is a full-service blood center that has been serving North Bay communities 24 hours seven days a week for over 55 years.
The organization annually collects 43,000 donations of transfusible blood that is processed and then distributed on a daily basis to hospitals and health-care agencies in Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino counties.
The blood supply in the Gulf Coast region is at a safe level due to increased blood donations.
www.bbr.org   (273 words)

 AllRefer.com - blood bank (Medicine) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
blood bank, site or mobile unit for collecting, processing, typing, and storing whole blood, blood plasma and other blood constituents.
Many blood banks have facilities for apheresis, bone marrow donations, and related procedures.
In addition, some parents have begun saving their newborn's umbilical cord blood (blood that is especially rich in stem cells) in special "cryobanks" in case of future need.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/bloodban.html   (286 words)

 Blood Bank of Delmarva - Giving Blood - Special Donor Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Blood Bank LifeSaver Program donors agree to be "on-call" when their type of blood is needed.
The blood is channeled into a cell-separator which collects the platelets and plasma drawn from one arm and returns the red blood cells back to the donor.
The Blood Bank's Directed Donor Program provides a means for friends and family members to give blood to be used for a specific patient who is planning a scheduled surgery.
www.delmarvablood.org /SpecialDonors.cfm   (396 words)

 Blood Bank Locator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
As a patient and recipient of a blood transfusion, it is important that you receive the highest standard of care and the safest blood possible.
The AABB sets standards for blood banks and transfusion services, and accredits member blood banks and transfusion services that meet these high standards.
If you would like to donate blood or are in need of a blood transfusion as part of an upcoming surgery or therapy, be sure to consider an AABB-accredited hospital.
www.aabb.org /Locator/Locator.asp   (205 words)

 Blood Bank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Be familiar with ethical issues in blood banking and transfusion medicine (e.g., confidentiality as it relates to the blood donor or the patient, HIV testing and reporting, a patient’s right to refuse blood transfusion, the use of hematopoietic growth factors in normal donors, etc.).
Resident technical instruction consists of educational sessions with senior Blood Bank personnel at the bench or in the donor areas.
Daily Rounds with the Medical Director of the Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine are typically devoted to: sign-out of patient studies, and discussion of Transfusion Medicine topics.
www.hmc.psu.edu /pathology/residency/manual/bloodbank.htm   (2030 words)

 The Yale-New Haven Hospital Blood Bank, Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale
The mission of the Yale-New Haven Hospital blood bank is three fold.
Thirdly, the blood bank conducts a variety of clinical and basic science research and is proud to house the newly established Frisbee Laboratory for Hematopoetic Graft Engineering in conjunction with the Yale Cancer Center.
The blood bank routinely performs blood typing and a DAT on umbilical cord blood for every child born in the hospital about 5,000.
info.med.yale.edu /labmed/clinical/bloodbank.html   (497 words)

 Southindia.com- Blood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Blood is composed of cells suspended in a liquid.
The plasma in the blood is the one which takes white and red blood cells to different parts of the body through the blood vessel.
After blood is drawn, it is tested for ABO group (bloodtype) Rh type (positive or negative), as well as for any unexpected Red Blood Cell antibodies that may cause problems in the recipient.
www.southindia.com /blood.html   (1034 words)

 Blood bank definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Blood bank: A place where blood is collected from donors, typed, separated into components, stored, and prepared for transfusion to recipients.
A blood bank may be a separate free-standing facility or part of a larger laboratory in a hospital.
An increasingly common blood bank procedure is apheresis, or the process of removing a specific component of the blood, such as platelets, and returning the remaining components, such as red blood cells and plasma, to the donor.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=13184   (744 words)

 Info and facts on 'Blood bank'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Oswald Robertson, a U.S. Army (additional info and facts about U.S. Army) officer who established the depots, is now recognized as the creator of the first blood bank.
News of the Soviet experience traveled to America, where in 1937 Bernard Fantus, director of therapeutics at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago (Largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan), established the first hospital blood bank in the United States.
An important breakthrough came in 1939-40 when Karl Landsteiner (United States pathologist (born in Austria) who discovered human blood groups (1868-1943)), Alex Wiener, Philip Levine, and R.E. Stetson discovered the Rh blood group system, which was found to be the cause of the majority of transfusion reactions up to that time.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bl/blood_bank.htm   (342 words)

 Introduction to the Alberta Cord Blood Bank
The Alberta Cord Blood Bank is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of umbilical cord blood stem cells for public use.
Canada's only public Cord Blood Bank was founded in 1996 with the help of donations from the town of Eckville, the Central Alberta Branch of the Canadian Legion, and a one-time donation from the provincial government.
In 1999, the Bank was awarded a two year grant of 1.2 million dollars under the Western Economic Partnership Agreement (WEPA) from the government of Alberta and the government of Canada.
www.acbb.ca   (265 words)

 Cord Blood Banks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Cord blood banks recruit expectant mothers to donate their baby's umbilical cord blood for transplants.
The blood-forming cells from cord blood are being studied under research protocols as a new method for treating patients with life-threatening diseases.
Blood from each cord is frozen (cryopreserved) as an individual cord blood unit that is available to transplant.
www.marrow.org /NMDP/cord_blood_bank_list.html   (201 words)

 Platelet Donation at Central Blood Bank, Pittsburgh, PA.      Blood donation, platelets, apheresis, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Since this blood type is unique, patients in area hospitals constantly need plasma of AB donors.
In addition, the AB blood type is the "universal plasma donor," therefore patients of any blood type can be transfused with this plasma.
The other blood components, red blood cells and platelets, are returned to your body through the same line.
www.centralbloodbank.org /donate_plasma.asp   (349 words)

Cord blood is the remaining blood in the umbilical cord and afterbirth when a baby is born.
This is extra blood which is discarded routinely and measures approximately one cupful.
These are routine tests carried out on all blood donors in the UK to avoid possible transmission of certain infectious diseases to the patient.
www.freewebs.com /blood-bank/cord-blood-bank.htm   (307 words)

 South Texas Cord Blood Bank
Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta after a baby is born.
Cord blood has been found to be a rich source of stem cells and is currently being used as an alternative to bone marrow in treating a number of life-threatening diseases.
The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB) allows families the opportunity to donate their infant’s cord blood, regardless of socioeconomic status, to ensure that all patients needing a bone marrow/stem cell transplant are offered this opportunity.
www.bloodntissue.org /texascordbloodbank.asp   (631 words)

 Blood Bank of Alaska
The Blood Bank of Alaska and GCI, Susan Butcher's long time sponsor, are combining efforts for a statewide Bone Marrow and Blood Drive that will take place on December 30th.
Blood Bank of Alaska announces an exciting new automated blood collection program at our Anchorage center.
The Blood Bank of Alaska is offering a FREE Limited Edition 2006 calendar to anyone who donates blood and then signs up for an appointment in 2006!
www.bloodbankofalaska.org   (565 words)

 Carolinas Cord Blood Bank - Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Carolinas Cord Blood Bank is a not-for-profit public cord blood bank that collects umbilical cord blood from women wishing to donate their baby's cord blood and from women who are delivering at one of our participating hospitals.
Our team of collection specialists collects the cord blood from the cord and placenta after the mother delivers her baby and the cord blood is then tested and frozen/stored and available for patients in need of a life saving bone marrow transplant.
To build a large storage, or "bank," of cord blood units so people in need of a bone marrow transplant (cord blood transplantation is a type of bone marrow transplant) will have a better chance of finding an adequate match.
cancer.duke.edu /ccbb   (216 words)

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Blood and platelet transfusions prevent hemorrhaging in these patients or help them to fight infection.
Blood is drawn from the donor’s arm and sent through sterile tubing into a centrifuge in a cell-separator machine.
During this 2-hour process, the platelets are separated and the other blood cells are returned to the donor.
www.bethesda.med.navy.mil /patient/health_care/clinical_support/blood_bank/index.aspx   (369 words)

 Blood Bank of Delmarva - Welcome
During the winter months, it is often difficult to find healthy blood donors due to the cold and flu season.
Pictured with Dr. Meney are Mary Beth Kessler, student council and blood drive advisor, and students, Jordan Draper, Emily Shapiro, Michelle DePutron, and Travis Keller.
Blood Bank of Delmarva is a proud member of
www.delmarvablood.org   (377 words)

 ipedia.com: Blood bank Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Charles R. Drew was a pioneer researcher in blood plasma and transfusions in New York City.
By separating the red blood cells from the near plasma and freezing separately, he found that blood could be preserved and reconstituted at a later date.
Charles Drew's system for storage of blood plasma lead to establisments of blood banks and revolutionized the medicine.
www.ipedia.com /blood_bank.html   (313 words)

 Sydney Children's Hospital - Sydney Cord Blood Bank
The Sydney Cord Blood Bank (SCBB) was established at the Sydney Children's Hospital in 1995 and forms part of a national network of cord blood banks in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Mothers with a history of infection or genetic blood disorders are therefore excluded from donating their cord blood.
The collected cord blood units are processed to reduce their volumes and frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen at minus 180 degrees Celsius.
www.sch.edu.au /departments/acbb   (394 words)

 [ community blood bank > >
we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has generously donated their blood, time or money to our non-profit blood bank.
blood drives represent the single most important aspect of all
blood banking has become a very complicated business.
www.cbbc-blood.org   (218 words)

 Alberta Cord Blood Bank Homepage: Site for the public storage of stem cells in Canada.
It is a special type of tissue bank that collects, processes and freezes blood remaining in the umbilical cord after the birth of a baby.
These cells are capable of producing blood when transferred into people who need transplantation to treat cancer or blood diseases.
Since this is an unrelated public cord blood bank, the highest standards of quality control are imposed to ensure that only safe stem cells are stored in the inventory of the bank.
www.acbb.ca /ACBBmain.htm   (733 words)

 Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania
If your blood type is O Neg and you donate more than twice a year you are automatically entered into the "O Neg Club" where you are rewarded for each life saving blood donation you make.
Donating blood is easy, and in most cases, it takes less than 45 minutes from the time you walk in to the time you leave a blood drive.
By giving blood at the Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania you are making sure that your family, friends, neighbors and other members of your community have blood available when they need it.
www.goerie.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=FOURHEARTS01   (486 words)

 Garth Englund Blood Bank
Bonfils Blood Center transported blood to New York after the twin towers fell, but because so few people survived, the need for blood was not as great as originally anticipated.
Donating blood regularly several times a year better ensures that adequate blood supplies will be available when needed, says Epperson.
Blood demands also rise around holidays and tax time, when accidents and stress-related medical problems often increase the need for transfusions.
www.healthdistrict.org /HWlibrary/bloodbank.htm   (616 words)

 Delta Blood Bank
Delta Blood Bank is a founding member of a national networking group called America's Blood Centers.
Delta Blood Bank is celebrating 50 years of heroes.
As an ABC member since 1962, Delta Blood Bank is committed to using our blood banking expertise in serving San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, and Tuolumne counties as well as helping Americans across the United States during times of emergencies.
www.deltabloodbank.org   (162 words)

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