Donor specific transfusion. Definition

Medical Definition: donor specific transfusion

Protocol introduced in 1981 by Salvatore (USA), which involves transferring the renal transplant recipient to a total of three transfusions from haploidentical living related donor made before renal transplantation. It was shown that improved graft survival compared with non-transfused recipients treated with the classical treatment of corticosteroids and azathioprine. With the beginning and the widespread use of cyclosporine, since 1985, was abandoned this type of protocol, as this drug by itself increased the year graft survival by 15-20% over conventional treatment.

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