Article Abstract

Fatal graft versus host hemolytic reaction from Rhesus compatible mismatched liver transplantation

Authors: Hemant Sharma, Vivian McAlister


Matching for Rhesus (Rh) blood group is not part of organ allocation systems. The principle concern expressed in the literature is that Rh-negative recipients might become sensitized and produce anti-D antibody which would have consequences for them if transfusion with Rh-positive blood or a pregnancy were to occur later.