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Table 2 Cause of death after ABO-compatible and ABO-identical transplants in addition to donor blood group

From: ABO-identical matching has no superiority in long-term survival in comparison to ABO-compatible matching in lung transplantation

     Donor blood group
  ABO-compatible n = 28 (%) ABO- identical n = 123 (%) p-value A n = 51 (%) B n = 17 (%) AB n = 1 (%) O n = 82 (%) p-value
Cause of death         
    0. 795      0. 902
Rejection 6 (21) 34 (27)   12 (24) 4 (24) 1 (100) 23 (28)  
Infection 9 (32) 29 (24)   13 (25) 5 (29) 0 (0) 20 (24)  
Malignancy 4 (15) 18 (15)   9 (18) 3 (18) 0 (0) 10 (13)  
Miscellaneous 9 (32) 42 (34)   17 (33) 5 (29) 0 (0) 29 (35)  
  1. The group called ‘miscellaneous’ is defined as patients with mortality caused by myocardial and cerebral ischaemia, and multiple organ failure such as renal and liver in addition to other causes related to the patient’s old age and individual health status