universal donor

noun
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

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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First Known Use of universal donor

1920


Medical Dictionary

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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