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a place for storing whole blood or blood plasma

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The conference aims to shed light on blood banks' services in the GCC, especially the Kingdom of Bahrain and disseminate awareness in GCC societies and medical cadres in this field to support the cooperation ties bonding GCC blood banks as well as honouring authorities supporting KHUH in its blood donations campaigns.
Since 1957, AABB has been developing standards for blood banks and transfusion services.
However, some blood banks used to do it out of compassion.
Talking to reporter, an official said this initiative of issuing licenses was taken to discourage those hospitals who have established blood banks without proper approval from the IBTA.
and South America) as well as a trend toward diversification within the industry, with cord blood banks effectively becoming stem cell banks through the storage of cord blood, cord tissue, and in some cases, placental tissue, amniotic fluid, and more.
As the demand for stem cell storage is increasing, many blood banks have emerged to satisfy the expectation of people.
In addition to the blood bank equipment and other supplies, Merlin will be installing a computerised network system whereby all blood banks within the Gaza Strip will be able to communicate and locate much-needed blood types in times of crisis.
Blood banks make sure there's enough life-saving blood to go around.
So why don't blood banks increase their efforts to recruit new donors?
Though the risk of contracting West Nile through blood transfusion is slight, health officials moved to create a screening test that was implemented in early July by blood banks nationwide.
Blood banks test donated blood for syphilis bacteria and the viruses HIV, hepatitis B and C, and strains of human T-lymphotrophic virus that cause an unusual type of leukemia.
South Florida Blood Banks President John Flynn believes the new bank will save the lives of more than 10,000 children a year.
Indeed, even though blood banks all over the country pleaded for donations in the wake of the attacks, not everyone is welcome to give--even if they are healthy.
There were only 23 active cord blood banks as of 2005, and now there are 485 worldwide.