Effect of class I HLA matching on graft survival in sensitized patients

W. W. Pfaff, W. K. Vaughn, F. Sanfilippo

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First, the proportion of highly sensitized transplant candidates grows in the absence of organ sharing. The unsensitized patient is transplanted readily; the sensitized patient has restricted access because of the need for a well-matched kidney to permit a negative cross-match. Second, well-matched grafts are equally successful in sensitized and unsensitized recipients. Finally, emphasis on organ sharing would reverse the trend of accumulation of sensitized candidates without decreasing graft survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)716-719
Number of pages4
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Issue number1 I
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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