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Table 2 Comparison between numbers of plasmapheresis procedure required as per guidelines and number of procedures in the present series and their costing

From: Cascade plasmapheresis (CP) as a preconditioning regime in ABO-incompatible live related donor liver transplants (ABOi-LDLT)

Case (pre-CP titer IgG) Number of conventional plasmapheresis as per guidelines[8] Costs of conventional procedures in US dollars Number of CP procedures in this series Costs of CP in US dollars Cost savings in US dollars
Case 1 (2,048) 10–12 6,417 4 3,333 3,084
Case 2 (1,024) 10–12 6,417 3 2,500 3,917
Case 3 (32) 3 1,750 1 834 916
Case 4 (64) 4–5 2,625 1 834 1,791