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Heart transplants – does ABO compatibility matter?

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The Archivist has been involved with a number of children who have been waiting for an organ transplant. Once accepted onto a transplant list, the waiting and apprehension can be unbearable for the patient and family. It is clear that there have been many efforts to increase the awareness of organ donation in the public. There have been other efforts to increase the potential donor pool by liberalising donor acceptance criteria, using heavier grafts and grafts from adults, and grafts with marginal physiological function. Urshel S et al. [Lancet Child and …

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