The Effect of Neonatal Exchange and Later Blood Transfusion on Lymphocyte Cultures

Authors

  • Dr I. BECK,

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    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Leeds Maternity Hospital), University of Leeds, Regional Blood Transfusion Service, Leeds, and Hull Hospital for Women, Hull, United Kingdom
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  • J.S. SCOTT,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Leeds Maternity Hospital), University of Leeds, Regional Blood Transfusion Service, Leeds, and Hull Hospital for Women, Hull, United Kingdom
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  • M. PEPPER,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Leeds Maternity Hospital), University of Leeds, Regional Blood Transfusion Service, Leeds, and Hull Hospital for Women, Hull, United Kingdom
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  • E.H. SPECK

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Leeds Maternity Hospital), University of Leeds, Regional Blood Transfusion Service, Leeds, and Hull Hospital for Women, Hull, United Kingdom
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Leeds Maternity Hospital, Hyde Terrace, Leeds 2, United Kingdom.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: As blood transfusion has a beneficial effect on renal graft survival and may confer a protection against preeclampsia, the effect of neonatal or late blood transfusion on lymphocyte cultures was studied. Mixed lymphocyte reactions were significantly less even 20 years after transfusion.

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