The persistence and evanescence of blood group alloantibodies in men.

  title={The persistence and evanescence of blood group alloantibodies in men.},
  author={Christopher A Tormey and Gary E Stack},
  volume={49 3},
BACKGROUND Non-ABO blood group (BG) alloantibodies can disappear over time, confounding compatibility testing and predisposing patients to delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions. The goal of this study was to analyze BG antibody disappearance after transfusion-related alloimmunization in men. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The transfusion service records of 18,750 military veterans at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center were screened to identify male patients with one or more BG… CONTINUE READING
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