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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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Ray, who has a 31-year-old daughter Sally and 28-year-old son Steven with his bank worker wife, still gives blood and has rolled up his sleeve more than 100 times.
Only between 5percent and 6percent of the eligible population currently gives blood and the advert is part of a wider campaign to attract more donors.
Everyone who gives blood at Methodist Church Centre, in Station Road between 8.30am and 1pm on Christmas Eve, will be handed a glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts in return.