universal donor

noun

Definition of universal donor

: a person with blood group O blood which can be donated to any recipient also : the blood of such a person

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Recent Examples on the Web Type A blood converted to universal donor blood with help from bacterial enzymes Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Alex Fox, Science | AAAS, "Top stories: The science of false confessions, transforming blood types, and Brazil’s war on drugs," 14 June 2019 Blood drive Friday at veterans center A universal donor blood drive in honor of Beverly Woyton with the San Diego Blood Bank is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Veterans Association of North County, 1617 Mission Ave. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Nonprofit gives 200 teddy bears to help sick kids," 6 June 2019 In fact, already all of our pigs are blood type O, which is a universal donor type. Christian Bourge, Popular Mechanics, "How Transplanted Pig Lungs Could Save Human Patients," 30 July 2013 The search for a donor was complicated by his blood type, O Positive, which makes him a universal donor, but only able to receive a kidney from a person with his blood type. Patrick Martin, chicagotribune.com, "A dad wore a T-shirt at Disney World that said 'In need of kidney.' It worked.," 4 Feb. 2018 The search for a donor was complicated by his blood type, O Positive, which makes him a universal donor, but only able to receive a kidney from a person with his blood type. Patrick Martin, chicagotribune.com, "A dad wore a T-shirt at Disney World that said 'In need of kidney.' It worked.," 4 Feb. 2018 The search for a donor was complicated by his blood type, O Positive, which makes him a universal donor, but only able to receive a kidney from a person with his blood type. Patrick Martin, chicagotribune.com, "A dad wore a T-shirt at Disney World that said 'In need of kidney.' It worked.," 4 Feb. 2018 The search for a donor was complicated by his blood type, O Positive, which makes him a universal donor, but only able to receive a kidney from a person with his blood type. Patrick Martin, chicagotribune.com, "A dad wore a T-shirt at Disney World that said 'In need of kidney.' It worked.," 4 Feb. 2018 The search for a donor was complicated by his blood type, O Positive, which makes him a universal donor, but only able to receive a kidney from a person with his blood type. Patrick Martin, chicagotribune.com, "A dad wore a T-shirt at Disney World that said 'In need of kidney.' It worked.," 4 Feb. 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Universal donor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universal%20donor. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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universal donor

noun

Medical Definition of universal donor

1 : a person who has Rh-negative blood of the blood group O and whose blood can be donated to any recipient broadly : a person with blood group O blood
2 : the blood or blood group of a universal donor

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