Blood transfusion and renal allograft survival.Br Med J 1978; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6106.138 (Published 21 January 1978) Cite this as: Br Med J 1978;1:138
- R W Blamey,
- M S Knapp,
- R P Burden,
- M Salisbury
Thirty-two first renal transplantations with cadaveric allografts were reviewed to see how many of the recipients had received blood transfusions preoperatively. There was a significant difference in transplant survival between patients who had and patients who had not received blood transfusion before transplantation; this difference was entirely due to acute rejection within three months after transplantation in patients who had not received transfusion. Other factors studied had no effect on survival.