Figure 1226

Donor-specific transfusion (DST). When the living donor is nonhuman leukocyte antigen identical and it is the recipient's first transplantation, some centers use donor-specific blood transfusions before transplantation to enhance graft survival. Unfortunately, donor-specific transfusions may induce the formation of antibodies against the donor that will preclude the transplantation. Most centers have abandoned the use of random blood transfusions as part of the preparation of recipients for cadaveric transplantation. X-match— cross-match. (From Kasiske and coworkers [1]; with permission.)

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