The relationship of transfusion and presensitization with graft and patient survival

F. Sanfilippo, W. K. Vaughn, R. R. Bollinger, E. K. Spees

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The authors have analyzed the graft and patient survival results for all 2200 primary and 679 regrafted transplant recipients from June 1977 to October 1981. The findings indicate that: transfusions are associated with only a slight increase in sensitization in both primary transplant and regrafted recipients for those patients eventually transplanted; the beneficial effects of transfusion in terms of graft survival are most significant in unsensitized recipients; sensitization as a result of transfusion is not a significant factor in the decreased graft and patient survival seen in regrafted patients; and transfused-sensitized patients have equal or better graft survival than untransfused patients regardless of sensitization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-289
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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