Is the ABO incompatibility a risk factor in bone marrow transplantation?

  title={Is the ABO incompatibility a risk factor in bone marrow transplantation?},
  author={Primo{\vz} Ro{\vz}man and Andrej Ko{\vs}ir and Mateja Bohinjec},
  journal={Transplant immunology},
  volume={14 3-4},
ABO histo-bloodgroups are strong transplantation antigens. In bone marrow transplantation, foreign ABO red cell antigens are not ignored by the immune system of the host, neither by the immunocompetent cells of the graft. Although ABO incompatibility is not considered a contraindication in bone marrow transplantation (BMT), its clinical consequences are still a matter of investigation. An overview of reports published by different groups is given and discussed. They present conflicting data… CONTINUE READING


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