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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1982|
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