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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"I gave blood about eight or nine times before I started giving platelets.
Mr Bourne, a retired foreman plater with Teesside Bridge, said: "If you gave blood it meant you were allowed a break.
Mrs Barker, who first gave blood in 1979, said: "People have got to get over this anxiety of giving blood for the first time but the secret is to get someone to go along with you for moral support."
CORONATION Street star Stephen Beckett, who plays Dr Matt Ramsden in the soap, yesterday faced the needle in real life when he gave blood to highlight the life-saving campaign.
Just over an hour after the phone call, Mr Taylor passed the check-ups all donors must undertake and gave blood.
"A team came on board and said there was two pints of ice cold lager in it for anyone who gave blood. I've not stopped since."