Donee vs. Donor

By Jaxson

  • Donor

    A donor in general is a person, organization or government who donates something voluntarily. The term is usually used to represent a form of pure altruism but sometimes used when the payment for a service is recognized 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 (law), and a donee the person receiving the gift.

    More broadly, the term is used to refer to any entity that serves as the source of something transferred to a different entity, including in scientific fields the source of matter or energy passed from one object to another.

  • Donee (noun)

    Someone who receives a gift from a donor.

    “John became the donee of the bone marrow donated by his brother.”

  • Donor (noun)

    One who makes a donation.

    “The charity raised $2,000 from various donors.”

    “The hospital is seeking an organ donor.”

  • Donor (noun)

    A group or molecule that donates either a radical, electrons or a moiety in a chemical reaction. Compare acceptor.

    “a carbonyl donor molecule”

  • Donor (noun)

    a person who donates something, especially money to charity

    “an anonymous donor has given £25”

    “loans from rich donor countries”

  • Donor (noun)

    a person who provides blood, an organ, or semen for transplantation, transfusion, etc.

    “one third of patients die before a suitable donor is found”

    “a blood donor”

  • Donor (noun)

    an atom or molecule that provides a pair of electrons in forming a coordinate bond.

  • Donor (noun)

    an impurity atom in a semiconductor which contributes a conducting electron to the material.

Oxford Dictionary

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