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

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

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a person who makes a gift of property.
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DONOR. He who makes a gift. (q.v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Directed donor programs may adversely affect autologous donor participation.
* Are all directed donors being compared as a group with the agglomerate of volunteer homologous donors?
Broadly speaking, there are three classes of kidney donors: deceased donors (and their families), living directed donors, and living undirected donors.
The significant opposition to compensation (and hence heavy reliance upon other- directed motives) suggests that particular concerns would attach to the possibility of living directed donors being suppressed through increased cadaveric and compensated living undirected donation.
Directed donors often don't realize that by forgoing usual donor confidentiality they are open to legal action if the recipient suffers injury from transfusion.

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