blood

(redirected from Giving blood)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

blood

noun affinity, agnation, ancestry, breed, brethren, brood, children, clan, cognation, common ancessry, consanguinity, derivation, descent, ethnic group, family connection, family relationship, family tie, family tree, filiation, genealogical tree, genealogy, gentility, genus, heredity, heritage, issue, kind, kindred, kinsfolk, kinship, kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, line, lineage, nationality, next of kin, offspring, one's people, parentage, pedigree, propinquity, relations, sanguis, stock, strain, ties of family, tribe
Associated concepts: blood heirs, blood issue, blood relatives, full blood, half blood, mixed blood
Foreign phrases: Consanguineus est quasi eodem sannuine natus.A person related by consanguinity is, as it were, one born from the same blood. Pueri sunt de sannuine parentum, sed pater et mater non sunt de sannuine puerorum. Children are of the blood of their parrnts, but the father and mother are not of the blood of their children.
See also: ancestry, bloodline, descent, lineage

BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18.
     2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.

References in periodicals archive ?
IT'S important to keep well-hydrated after giving blood, but just as important is the type of beverage you drink.
When you arrive at our blood donation clinic you will be asked to fill in a Donor Health Questionnaire and read some information about giving blood.
Any man who answers yes is permanently barred from giving blood.
There is no longer an upper age limit for giving blood and people who have had cancer and have been cancer-free for at least one year (some exceptions) can donate.
Ian Warden, 49, a police officer for West Midlands Police has been giving blood for over 23 years.
Mr Storey, husband to Linda and father to Matthew, urged others to consider giving blood, adding: "People of all ethnicities are needed, go along and if there's a reason you can't give blood they'll tell you.
Retired hairdresser Jeanette Dodd, 70, from Easington in East Cleveland, said she kept giving blood for almost half a century "as it felt like the right thing to do".
Gillian, of Witham, Essex, said: "When you hear about people in accidents and other disasters you realise how important giving blood is.
The eight-year-old has been giving blood for six years and has made her 20th donation.
Anyone interested in giving blood should book in advance on 0300 123 23 23.