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Organ Donation

The Donor / Blood Type Compatibility

Once doctors feel sure that someone is a good transplant candidate, the search for a new liver will begin. The liver received will almost certainly be cadaveric (from a deceased organ donor). Unlike other kinds of organ transplants, the liver recipient and the liver donor do not have to be a perfect "match". There are, however, certain qualifications.

The donor must be:

  • Approximately the same weight and body size as the recipient
  • Free from disease, infection, or injury that affects the liver
  • Usually of the same or a compatible blood type (see table below)

 

BLOOD TYPE COMPATIBILITY CHART

Blood TypeCan receive
liver from:
Generally can donate a liver to:
OOO, A, B, AB
AA, OA, AB
BB, OB, AB
ABO, A, B, ABAB

 

 

 

 

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