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1    a person who makes a donation  
2      (Med)   any person who voluntarily gives blood, skin, etc., for use in the treatment of another person  
3      (Law)  
a    a person who makes a gift of property  
b    a person who bestows upon another a power of appointment over property  
4    the atom supplying both electrons in a coordinate bond  
5    an impurity, such as antimony or arsenic, that is added to a semiconductor material in order to increase its n-type conductivity by contributing free electrons  
   Compare       acceptor       2  
     (C15: from Old French doneur, from Latin donator, from donare to give)  
  donorship      n  

blood donor  
      n   a person who gives his blood to be used for transfusion  
donor card  
      n   a card carried by a person to show that the bodily organs specified on it may be used for transplants after the person's death  
universal donor  
      n   a person who has blood of group O and whose blood may be safely transfused to persons with most other blood types  
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almsgiver, benefactor, contributor, donator, giver, grantor     (Law)   philanthropist  
   assignee, beneficiary, inheritor, legatee, payee, receiver, recipient  

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potential donor of organs n.
patient in prehospital setting in Profound Coma or in Cardiac Arrest that could be a Donor afer hospital verification of cerebral death and none contraindications

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