ABO incompatible liver transplant is often prejudiced as unsafe and dangerous, whereas in reality, it is as safe as a same blood group transplant. The survival rates of ABO incompatible liver transplants are at par with patients who have been transplanted with same blood group.
Listen to Dr Karthik Mathivanan, Senior Consultant and Associate Director, Institute of Liver Diseases, Transplant and HPB Surgery, who was part of the first-ever ABO incompatible liver transplant in India in 2012, talks about this type of transplant and how it is safe to undergo it when there is no same blood group donor available.
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