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Hyperacute rejection

Blood group or ABO compatibility is the first barrier of transplantation. We screen for this before hand so that we know what blood groups can be transplanted with which recipients. This is similar to cross matching blood for a blood transfusion. The presence of antibodies can be easily screened for in the laboratory using an ELISA assay.