Matching of Blood Group in Liver Transplant

Is matching of blood group essential during Liver Transplant?

Blood group of a donor should be identical or compatible to transplant candidate’s blood group. Positive and negative type is not important for organ transplant. Mismatch between blood groups cause reaction between donor and patient’s cells which may cause rejection of graft

Blood group compatibility chart

Donor Blood GroupPatient Blood Group
OO
A or OA
B or OB
A, B, AB or OAB

Note : The Rh factor (+/-) of blood type is not important in compatibility

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