directed donor


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directed donor

A family member, friend, or significant other who gives blood, an organ, or tissue to another person to support a vital function or prevent death.
See also: donor
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It is apparent that greater efficiency in obtaining suitable donors is provided when first-degree relatives are the source of the directed donor blood.
Through family health history screening, CBR's genetic counselors identify families who may benefit from cord blood banking, including offering access through the Newborn Possibilities Program, CBR's free banking program for directed donor and certain high-risk pregnancies.
A directed donor account has been set up in Andrew's name.

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