Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 (context medicine English) a place where human blood or blood plasma is typed and stored for use in transfusions 2 (context medicine English) the range of such blood products stored
n. a place for storing whole blood or blood plasma; "the Red Cross created a blood bank for emergencies"
A blood bank is a center where blood gathered as a result of blood donation, stored and preserved for later use in blood transfusion. The term "blood bank" typically refers to a division of a hospital where the storage of blood product occurs and where proper testing is performed (to reduce the risk of transfusion related adverse events). However, it sometimes refers to a collection center, and indeed some hospitals also perform collection.
For blood donation agencies in various countries, see List of blood donation agencies and List of blood donation agencies in the United States.
Blood Bank is a 2009 EP by Bon Iver. It was released on January 20, 2009, and features four tracks, three of them recorded for the release. The EP is a follow-up to Vernon's award-winning debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, released in 2008.
Usage examples of "blood bank".
I followed him back to the blood bank, thinking I'd burst in and confront him.
He headed down the street to the next blood bank, chuckling quietly to himself.
Another aide came rushing in carrying two glass bottles of blood from the blood bank.
He sucked in pure Mormon blood exclusively--purchased from a blood bank outside Salt Lake City.
Patrick's has a big enough blood bank to cope with that sort of problem?