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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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Just 6% of the eligible population have given blood in Britain.
Kevan Moore, 66, from Bromborough, has given blood 85 times, having started donating in his late teens: "I was an apprentice gas fitter and first donated when they came round to my workplace.
"The process of blood donation may be off-putting to those who have never given blood before as there is an element of the unknown.
After you have given blood, we will ask you to rest for a short while and then have some light refreshments.
Ryan's dad Jeroen, 34, had never given blood but is now a regular donor.
I know it's not always front of mind when you are thinking of taking a holiday but if you've never given blood before, please take just a few minutes out of your busy day to register your details on the register.
Together, they have given blood more than 450 times.
UK Health Secretary John Reid announced this week that 17 people have been given blood from donors subsequently diagnosed with variant CJD.
AT least 100 men - all haemophiliacs - have been given blood containing new variant CJD.
Tony Hancock provided the inspiration for a Midland man who has just given blood for the 500th time.
Many who donated as a tribute to the 54-year-old business leader had never given blood before.