|Patient blood group
|| Matching donor groups
|A+ or A-
||A+ / A- /O+ / O-
|B+ or B-
||B+ / B- / O+ / O-
|AB+ or AB –
||Any blood group acceptable
|O+ or O-
||O+ / O-
Occasionally a donor / patient combination of non compatible blood groups may be considered for ABO incompatible liver transplant – this involves additional cost, additional procedures pre-transplant and additional risks for the recipient ( not for the donor ).
- The liver looks one organ but is actually 8 separate lobes packaged in one. Hence it can be divided into these lobes ! Usually for an adult – to – adult liver transplant , the right half of the liver is donated. Modern equipments and techniques allow almost bloodless division of the liver into the right and left halves. Liver donation from a living donor is feasible and safe because the remnant left lobe grows back to 80% of the original size in weeks and no near original size within months. Such is the remarkable ability of the liver to regenerate. The risks of liver donation is perhaps less than 1 in 200.
- The donor must be an adult and must be psychologically sound to be able to decide that he can be donor.
- Unrelated liver donation with any financial transaction between donor and recipient is illegal and punishable under Indian laws. We are unable to entertain any queries in this regard.
- If you wish to begin the donor evaluation immediately you could do the Level I & Level II tests in your country and mail us the reports :