Pretransplant blood transfusions can harm matched kidneys in dogs.


The effect of pretransplant blood transfusion (PBT) and histocompatibility matching on kidney allograft survival was studied in immunosuppressed dogs. PBT was found to be beneficial for related and unrelated mismatched kidney grafts. In contrast, after withdrawal of the immunosuppressants, transfused recipients of related and unrelated matched grafts… (More)


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@article{Bijnen1981PretransplantBT, title={Pretransplant blood transfusions can harm matched kidneys in dogs.}, author={A. B. Bijnen and Hung Obertop and Guillaume Niessen and Johannes Jeekel and Dick L. Westbroek}, journal={Proceedings of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association. European Dialysis and Transplant Association}, year={1981}, volume={18}, pages={351-6} }