For the purposes of this act, unless otherwise required by the context:
(a) "Act" means this act and any rule or regulation adopted hereunder:
(b) "Person" means a natural person, partnership, association, corporation, institution, agency, or other similar type entity;
(c) "Blood" means human blood or human plasma.
(d) "Blood bank" means any commercial or noncommercial activity involving the handling of blood or plasma, intended to be used for therapeutic or prophylactic purposes, which participates in any of the following operations: collection, processing, storage or distribution of blood;
(e) "Collection" means the obtaining of blood by the bleeding of donors;
(f) "Processing" means the technical stages required to prepare and identify the blood as to its suitability.
(g) "Storage" means the holding of blood in connection with collection or processing prior to distribution or transfusion;
(h) "Distribution" means the removal of blood from a blood bank to any other location for processing or storage or for the purpose of providing the blood for therapeutic or prophylactic purposes.
(i) "Licensee" means a person holding a license under the provisions of this act.
(j) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the State Department of Health or his duly authorized agent.
(k) "Department" means the State Department of Health.
L.1963, c. 33, s. 2.