Translation of donor in Spanish:

donor

Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊnər; ˈdəʊnə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Medicine/Medicina] donante (masculine and feminine) a blood/kidney donor un donante de sangre/riñón
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    • Before death, the organ donor received several transfusions of blood products.
    • A device to make the organs of brain-dead donors more suitable for transplant will be evaluated in a government-funded study.
    • The majority of the healthy control subjects were healthy blood donors, and the others were organ transplant donors.
  • 2 (to charity) donante (masculine and feminine)
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    • The charity specializes in using donor money to buy people in developing world animals from cows to camels and everything in between.
    • The bit we like best is the idea that tax relief is available today for money that donors agree to bequeath to charities on their death.
    • The expectation of the donors was that charities receiving the funds would disburse the money to needy victims just as quickly.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.