New Delhi: An organ transplant is not an easy job with the task of finding a compatible donor often proving arduous. A new device, however, removes the need for the donor to share the recipient`s blood group and two operations have already been successfully carried out at a Hyderabad hospital.Cross blood group organ donations were impossible a few years back, but now the Swedish-developed device is set to change the perspective in organ donation. The procedure - at around Rs.10 lakh (approximately $20,000 ) - costs at least two-and-a-half times the normal transplants.Developed by Swedish firm Glycorex, the device named Glycosorb ABO uses a procedure similar to kidney dialysis and "cleans" the blood to make transplant possible between people with different blood groups, by removing those antibodies which resist an organ of another blood group.
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