Leukocyte reduction of red blood cell transfusions does not decrease allosensitization rates in potential kidney transplant candidates.

@article{Karpinski2004LeukocyteRO,
  title={Leukocyte reduction of red blood cell transfusions does not decrease allosensitization rates in potential kidney transplant candidates.},
  author={Martin E Karpinski and Denise Pochinco and Iga J Dembinski and W Scott Laidlaw and James Zacharias and Peter H. Nickerson},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={818-24}
}
A significant proportion of potential kidney transplant candidates continue to periodically require blood transfusions that carry a risk of allosensitization. Leukocyte reduction (leukoreduction) of blood products has been proved to reduce transfusion-associated allosensitization in patients with hematologic malignancies; however, the effect in potential kidney transplant candidates is unknown. A total of 112 kidney transplant candidates who received red blood cell transfusions while on the… CONTINUE READING