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Donor

The party conferring a power. One who makes a gift. One who creates a trust.

donor

n. a person or entity making a gift or donation.

donor

noun aider, almsgiver, altruist, assignor, backer, benefactor, benefactress, bequeather, bestower, cheerful giver, conferrer, consignor, contributor, deliverer, devisor, distributor of largess, donator, free giver, generous giver, giver, Good Samaritan, grantor, helper, humanitarian, patron, patroness, philanthropist, presenter, rewarder, vouchsafer
Foreign phrases: Voluntas donatoris in charta doni sui manifeste expressa observetur.The will of the donor which is clearly expressed in his deed of gift should be obberved.
See also: benefactor, contributor, feoffor, good samaritan, maker, transferor

donor

a person who makes a gift of property.

DONOR. He who makes a gift. (q.v.)

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However, this investigation extends previous work in an important way by suggesting that knowing an organ recipient also increases willingness to act as a non-directed living donor.
Most organs are donated from people who have died, but more transplants are now being carried out using living donors.
Longer followup will be necessary to accept such living donors, Dr.
Although we have seen a significant increase in living donor transplant activity, this does not come anywhere near meeting the current demands.
Factors in psychological profiles, including self-esteem, altruism, family dynamics, and endorsement of gender-stereotyped roles, were studied and found to have no differences between male and female living donors (Achille, Soos, Fortin, Paquet, & Hebert, 1997).
In the US 90% of kidney transplants are from living donors.
Previously, doctors waited for lung donations from accident victims or used a single living donor.
The decision to develop consistency in the independent living donor advocacy was made during the April 2012 Living Donor Committee meeting.
Furthermore, African-American or older kidney transplant candidates who did have potential living donors were still less likely to receive living donor kidney transplants.
Three months later Dawn discovered she was a compatible blood and tissue type to be a living donor.
The success of adult-to-adult living donor liver transplants hinges on careful candidate selection with close attention being paid to patient age, Kim Olthoff, M.
About one in five kidney transplants are from a living donor.