Plasma suppressive activity and kidney graft survival.

  title={Plasma suppressive activity and kidney graft survival.},
  author={Peter S Veitch and Brian K. Shenton and George Proud and Rachel R. Taylor},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={67 10},
Over the past few years many centres have shown that blood transfusions given to potential renal transplant patients are beneficial to subsequent graft survival. Results from this centre have shown that an elevated ability of plasma to suppress lymphocyte reaction to antigen is associated with blood transfusions in chronic renal failure patients. In a prospective study, plasma suppressive activity was measured at the time of transplantation in 49 patients who were followed for between 3 and 15… CONTINUE READING