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A slang term for a red blood cell transfusion made up of 'packed' red blood cells (PRBC). When donors give blood, the blood bank concentrates the red blood cells in a small volume of plasma. The excess plasma is saved for transfusion to those who need plasma. The concentrated red blood cells are called 'packed' because they are in a more compressed volume of blood than they were in the donor's blood.

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This type of blood transfusion is usually done to raise hematocrit levels in patients who are deficient for one reason or another (like anemia).

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