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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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 This minimal pair is like a universal donor, looking right at home next to every style of sofa, from contemporary tuxedo to traditional Chesterfield. Joanna Linberg, Sunset, "10 Winning Side-Table Styling Ideas," 22 Jan. 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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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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