Hospital sorry after giving woman wrong heart in transplant blunder ... | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Establishing compatibility of the donor organ with the recipient is essential prior to an organ transplant procedure. This report comes via HongKong where a heart was inadvertently transplanted from a donor with a different blood group to the recipient.

 

Rejection can occur in any transplant surgery as the body treats the new organ as a foreign object, but the chances of rejection are much higher with an organ of incompatible blood type. Cardiologist Dr Duncan Ho Hung-kwong said because ...