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With organ donation, what other things have to match, aside from the histocompatibility complex?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Size for some organs

For some organs that are transplanted orthotopically (into the native anatomic location), the size of the donor organ must be reasonably close to that of the recipient's own organ.
This includes heart, lung and liver transplants. Kidneys are different since they are transplanted heterotopically (into a different space than the normal anatomic location) which leaves lots of room for adjustment.

In brief: Size for some organs

For some organs that are transplanted orthotopically (into the native anatomic location), the size of the donor organ must be reasonably close to that of the recipient's own organ.
This includes heart, lung and liver transplants. Kidneys are different since they are transplanted heterotopically (into a different space than the normal anatomic location) which leaves lots of room for adjustment.
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Blood group

Matching ABO blood groups is even more important in most transplants.

In brief: Blood group

Matching ABO blood groups is even more important in most transplants.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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