Chapter 45. Transfusion Strategies in Organ Transplant Patients

  1. Michael F. Murphy MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor Consultant Haematologist2,3 and
  2. Derwood H. Pamphilon MD, MRCPCH, FRCP, FRCPath Consultant Haematologist Honorary Clinical Reader4,5
  1. Anneke Brand MD, PhD Consultant1 and
  2. Derwood H. Pamphilon MD, MRCPCH, FRCP, FRCPath Consultant Haematologist Honorary Clinical Reader4,5

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch45

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

How to Cite

Brand, A. and Pamphilon, D. H. (2009) Transfusion Strategies in Organ Transplant Patients, in Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition (eds M. F. Murphy and D. H. Pamphilon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch45

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 3

    NHS Blood and Transplant and Department of Haematology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

  3. 4

    NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK

  4. 5

    Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Center and Sanquin Blood Supply, Leiden, The Netherlands

  2. 4

    NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK

  3. 5

    Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181969

Online ISBN: 9781444311761

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Keywords:

  • transfusion strategies in organ transplant patients;
  • recombinant human erythropoietin (RhEpo);
  • allogeneic leucocytes;
  • donor-specific transfusion (DST);
  • transplant rejection;
  • left ventricular assist devices (LVADs);
  • pharmacological agents;
  • T-cell immunity;
  • Epstein–Barr virus

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Immunomodulatory effects of pre-transplantant blood transfusions on solid organ transplantation

  • Sensitisation of potential transplant recipients

  • Blood component transfusion during transplantation surgery

  • Postoperative complications associated with perioperative blood transfusions

  • Passenger lymphocyte syndrome (also see Chapter 7)

  • Key points

  • Further reading