nondirected donor


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nondirected donor

A person who donates blood, an organ, or tissue to the community at large and is unknown to the recipient.
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A non-directed donor can initiate a chain of donations among patient donor pairs, and sometimes a single nondirected donor has initiated a chain of as many as thirty life-saving transplants.
Melcher et al., Kidney Transplant Chains Amplify Benefit of Nondirected Donors, 148 JAMA Surgery 165,166 (2013) ("Typically, an NDD would present to a transplant center wanting to altruistically donate a kidney to a compatible patient at the top of the DDWL who did not have the benefit of a living donor."); Wallis, et al., supra note 22, at 2094 ("While many programs choose to allocate [NDD] kidneys to the [DDWL], others seek to multiply the gift [by having them initiate a chain of transplants.").
But it is not encouraging that there were only 182 nondirected donors in 2012, and that there is a recent downward trend in living donations, despite current education and outreach efforts.