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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Transfusion (trans-FYOO-zhun)
The infusion of components of blood or whole blood into the bloodstream. The blood may be donated from another person, or it may have been taken from the person earlier and stored until needed.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.