Tuesday’s Word

Thank You for Riding (Strangers on a Train)Pheresis
a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion

“… I signed up for a blood drive at my office once, maybe two years ago, and then I went back on my own and they somehow smooth-talked me into pheresis.”

Maguire, Meg. Thank You for Riding. Strangers on a Train. Samhain. Kindle Location 316.

Definition from OneLook Online Dictionary


About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, faeries...you name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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6 Responses to Tuesday’s Word

  1. I worked in a hospital for 13 years so I knew this one! Yay! 3 for 3! Great word, Jessi!!

  2. Mae Clair says:

    Definitely a new word on me. Thanks to you and Meg Maguire for the education!

  3. I’ve never read or heard this word before, but certainly handy. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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