Research Article

Blood transfusion and renal allograft survival.

Br Med J 1978; 1 doi: (Published 21 January 1978) Cite this as: Br Med J 1978;1:138
  1. R W Blamey,
  2. M S Knapp,
  3. R P Burden,
  4. 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.