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Donor-specific blood transfusions with stored and fresh blood in a rat heart allograft model. J Surg Res 1984 Jun;36(6):532-4



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2-s2.0-0021238069   11 Citations


Donor-specific transfusions ( DSTs ) using stored and fresh blood were investigated in a rat heart allograft model. Lewis rats were recipients of preoperative DSTs and cardiac allografts from ACI donors. Blood was stored for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 weeks prior to transfusion. Allograft survival and recipient sensitization were recorded. In all DST groups, allograft survival was superior to nontransfused controls (P less than 0.05). Stored blood was equal or better than fresh blood, and a 2-week storage was optimal (P less than 0.05). Storage of 2 weeks or greater resulted in decreased sensitization compared to storage for 1 week or less (P less than 0.05). This study supports the use of stored blood to enhance allograft survival and reduce recipient sensitization.

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Johnson CP, Munda R, Balakrishnan K, Alexander JW


Christopher P. Johnson MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Blood Donors
Blood Grouping and Crossmatching
Blood Preservation
Blood Transfusion
Graft Survival
Heart Transplantation
Rats, Inbred ACI
Rats, Inbred Lew
Time Factors
Tissue Donors
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