Transfusion medicine in a developing country - alloantibodies to red blood cells in multi-transfused patients in Saudi Arabia.

@article{Gader2008TransfusionMI,
  title={Transfusion medicine in a developing country - alloantibodies to red blood cells in multi-transfused patients in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Abdel Galil Mohammad Abdel Gader and Abeer Khalid Al Ghumlas and Abdel Kareem M. Al-Momen},
  journal={Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={199-204}
}
BACKGROUND Multiple transfusions are frequently complicated by alloimmunization. This retrospective study aims to determine whether alloimmunization could be accounted for by racial differences between donors and recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The development of alloantibodies were determined in 68 multi-transfused patients (thalassaemia, n=38) and (sickle cell anemia, n=30). RESULTS The overall frequency of alloantibody formation in our patients is 22.06%. Thirteen patients received… CONTINUE READING

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