ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Donated blood being checked by a technician in a hospital refrigerator. Donated blood is stored in key hospital departments, such as accident & emergency, where it can be used for transfusions. Blood that has gone beyond its shelf life is removed and destroyed. Donor blood is given to patients in transfusions to replace lost blood, for example during surgical procedures or after accidents.
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