donor donor  /ˈdoʊ nər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) person who makes a gift of property
  2. (n) (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A game-show in which kidney patients compete to win a donor organ it sounded too weird to be true.
  2. As more women seek just the right donors to start their families, sperm banks are taking note.
  3. But for Noel Beninati, one donor's checkmark offered a lifeline.

News

  1. Pa. girl who took on donor rules gets adult lungs

    Pa. girl who took on donor rules gets adult lungs Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:25 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Pa. girl who took on donor rules gets adult lungs PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A spokeswoman for a family whose 10-year-old daughter is undergoing a double-lung ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  2. Organ donor gave Ocean Springs man 26 years and counting

    OCEAN SPRINGS -- Friday marked 26 years Walter Ryan has been living with a donated heart in his chest. He doesn't know the donor's name, only that it was a woman and the heart was received from Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg and was transported to Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans, where Ryan's surgery was performed.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

  3. Lifeblood's Donor Fest Kicks Off Saturday

    Sponsors of Donor Fest are hoping to see more folks stepping up to the plate with the promotion of Saturday's celebration.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Eyewitness News Memphis

Quotes

  1. Kerry called it "sad but not surprising that the White House would abuse the power of the presidency to reward a donor over the objections of the Senate. Unfortunately, when this White House can't win the game, they just change the rules, and...
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: John Kerry Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "As special envoy, I will be encouraging the international community, all of the donor countries and their partners to make basic education, vocational training and higher education a priority and to work with the Haitian government and population...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Michaelle Jean Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "In two years, the country has changed from a food aid recipient to a food aid donor and is self-sufficient," Sanchez said. "if Malawi can do it, richer countries like Nigeria, Kenya can do it."
    on May 8, 2008 By: Pedro Sanchez Source: FOXNews

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