Psychology & Psychiatry

Can an organ transplant really change someone's personality?

Changes in personality following a heart transplant have been noted pretty much ever since transplants began. In one case, a person who hated classical music developed a passion for the genre after receiving a musician's ...


Pasteurized donor milk may lose essential hormones

Pre-term babies consuming donor breast milk may be missing out on important hormones, such as melatonin, which are crucial for healthy infant development according to La Trobe University research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Making transfusion-transmitted malaria in Europe a thing of the past

The current strategy used in Europe to mitigate malaria transfusion risk is efficient with just 10 reported cases over the 20 past years. However, current serological tests used to identify "at risk" donors are not sensitive ...


Surgeon explains the myths surrounding organ donation

Over 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ transplant. Unfortunately, many may never get the call saying that a suitable donor organ—and a second chance at life—has been found. It's estimated that more than ...

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A donor in general is a person that donates something voluntarily. Usually used to represent a form of pure altruism but sometimes used when the payment for a service is recognised by all parties as representing less than the value of the donation and that the motivation is altruistic. In business law, a donor is someone who is giving the gift, and a donee the person receiving the gift.

Often the word is used as a short for:

In literature:

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