Swap liver transplantation is performed when there is no donor whose blood type is compatible with the patient. Those whose blood type is incompatible but wish to donate their liver to relatives may apply to transplantation centre to be prepared for swap transplantation. Some hepatic patients cannot receive organs from their donors because of the blood incompatibility. Between couples having the same problem, the transplantation is possible from the donor of one to recipient of the other.
After performing all blood tests of the pairs, the weight and anatomy of their liver is examined. The pairs found compatible are met under the supervision of our liver transplantation coordinators.
In swap transplantation, the surgeries of the donor and recipient are started at the same time and the livers are simultaneously removed to perform the transplantation procedure.