Kidney Graft Survival and Matching for HL-A and ABO Antigens

@article{Joysey1973KidneyGS,
  title={Kidney Graft Survival and Matching for HL-A and ABO Antigens},
  author={Valerie C. Joysey and J H Roger and Douglas B. Evans and B M Herbertson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1973},
  volume={246},
  pages={163-165}
}
THIS preliminary report considers 126 kidney transplants from cadaver donors performed in one centre over a period of 6 yr. All were first grafts. Previous sensitisation to human leukocyte antigens (HL–A) had been kept to a minimum by avoidance of transfusion where possible. Eight patients had weak lymphocytotoxic antibody induced by pregnancy or transfusion before transplantation.