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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The inefficiency just discussed contributes to the increased costs associated with the procurement of directed donor blood.
It is apparent that greater efficiency in obtaining suitable donors is provided when first-degree relatives are the source of the directed donor blood.
Living directed donors can be strongly motivated, but the very strength of that motivation can perhaps involve a coercive element.
Directed donors often don't realize that by forgoing usual donor confidentiality they are open to legal action if the recipient suffers injury from transfusion.
This might include donors who are first degree-relatives, directed donors, and in situations where no comparable products from a suitable donor is available and where the patient would suffer serious morbidity without the transplant.

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