Surgery

Kidney transplants from, to extreme elderly feasible in ESRD

(HealthDay)—Kidney transplantation among elderly people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) can be successful, allowing them to live dialysis-free, according to a study recently published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts publish 'guidebook' for blood plasma therapy

A team of Johns Hopkins experts has created a clinical guidebook to help hospitals and medical centers rapidly scale up their ability to deliver so-called convalescent plasma therapy, which leverages immune system components ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Amid COVID-19 crisis, blood donor restrictions eased

(HealthDay)—America is in urgent need of blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic, so the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will relax donor restrictions placed on gay and bisexual men and others.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA issues safety alert for COVID-19 risk with fecal transplant

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a MedWatch Safety Alert on Tuesday about the potential risk for SARS-CoV-2 transmission with the use of fecal microbiota for transplantation (FMT) to treat Clostridioides ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Critical blood shortages because of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating critical blood shortages in the U.S. "It's not due to more COVID-19 patients needing blood products. Rather, it's a lack of donations coming in," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, transfusion medicine ...

page 1 from 78

Donor

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:

This text uses material from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA