universal recipient


Definition of universal recipient

: a person with blood group AB blood who can receive blood from any donor

First Known Use of universal recipient

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of universal recipient was in 1922

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“Universal recipient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universal%20recipient. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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Medical Definition of universal recipient

1 : a person who has Rh-positive blood of the blood group AB and who can receive blood from any donor broadly : a person with blood group AB blood
2 : the blood or blood group of a universal recipient

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