ABO blood group barrier in allogeneic bone marrow transplantation revisited.

  title={ABO blood group barrier in allogeneic bone marrow transplantation revisited.},
  author={J{\"o}rg D Seebach and Georg Stussi and Jakob Robert Passweg and Fausto R. Loberiza and James L. Gajewski and Armand Keating and Martin G{\"o}rner and Philip A. Rowlings and Pierre Tiberghien and Gerald J. Elfenbein and Robert Peter Gale and Jon J. van Rood and Vijay Reddy and Eliane Gluckman and Brian James Bolwell and Thomas R. Klumpp and Mary M. Horowitz and Olle Ringd{\'e}n and A. J. Barrett},
  journal={Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation},
  volume={11 12},
Reports have shown a worse outcome for donor-recipient pairs mismatched for ABO blood groups in bone marrow transplantation (BMT). These studies, however, included small and heterogeneous study populations, and not all considered bidirectional ABO incompatibility separately. Because the issue remains controversial, we analyzed the effect of ABO mismatch on the overall survival, transplant-related mortality, and occurrence of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in a large… CONTINUE READING