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Donor

One who gives property or assets to someone else through the vehicle of a trust.

Donor

A person or institution who gives assets to another person or institution, either directly or through a trust. Under most circumstances, donors can deduct the value (or depreciated value) of the assets given from their taxable income. While many donors give out of the goodness of their hearts, many do so in order to avoid taxes, especially when donating through a trust.

donor

One who gives a gift.

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Kent Hospital also has one of the most active and experienced living donor liver transplant programs.
He congratulated the entire team on this success and emphasized upon the team to cherish this historic movement with full enthusiasm as history has been made to do the first paediatric living donor liver transplant in Pakistan.
This milestone is a reflection of our commitment in providing a high level of support and options for patients to ensure that a transplant takes place when a medically viable living donor steps forward," said Abecassis.
When surgeons at the hospital, run by University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, carried out its first transplant using an organ from a different blood group to the recipient in 2005, it paved the way for living donors to be used more widely.
Around one in three people who opt to be a living donor are not a suitable match for their loved one.
Ultimately, patients who receive a transplanted kidney from a living donor have the best outcomes.
Other factors give kidney transplants from living donors an edge over those from cadavers: * Surgery can be scheduled at an optimal time for both the donor and recipient.
The use of living donors should improve the outlook for infants with fatal liver disease, says transplant team leader Christoph E.
The ASTS is proud to administer the National Living Donor Assistance Center and we are very pleased to achieve this important milestone of having more than 2000 surgeries completed by the donor utilizing the program," said Kim Gifford, ASTS executive director.
Living donor kidney transplants are the fastest growing type of solid organ transplant in the US and accounted for nearly 45 percent, or approximately 6,500, of all US kidney transplants in 2002.
For patients on the waiting list for kidney transplants, there are few certainties other than the fact that transplant is better than dialysis and a living donor is better than a deceased one.
A kidney from a living donor is more likely to be in a better condition which increases the likelihood of a successful transplantation.