ABO-Incompatible Liver Transplantation: Perioperative Management

  • Deepti Sachan
  • Naresh Shanmugam


  • Just like blood transfusion, organ transplantation has to be blood group matched.

  • In liver transplantation, blood groups A and B could donate liver to similar blood groups. Blood group O are universal donors (can donate organ to A, B, AB, and O) and blood group AB are universal recipients (can receive organs from A, B, AB, and O) (Table 17.1).

  • Rhesus compatibility and HLA matching are not required in liver transplantation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deepti Sachan
    • 1
  • Naresh Shanmugam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Transfusion MedicineDr. Rela Institute and Medical CentreChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric Liver, GI and NutritionInstitute of Advanced Paediatrics, Dr. Rela Institute and Medical CentreChennaiIndia

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