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whole blood. (n.d.). Retrieved January 15th, 2019, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/whole-blood
Blood from which no constituent, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, or platelets, has been removed. Whole blood is commonly obtained through blood donation and can be transfused directly or broken down into blood components that can be transfused separately.