The Enigma of Good Kidney-Graft Survival in the Face of Poor HLA Matches

HLA Matching for Kidney Transplantation Makes Sense
  • J. J. van Rood
  • G. G. Persijn
  • E. Goulmy
  • B. A. Bradley


One of the few facts all those involved in kidney allografting agreed on almost from the beginning is that matching for the HLA system plays an overriding role when donor and recipient are siblings. It was one of the fundamental observations that identified the HLA system as the major histocompatibility complex (MHC).


Major Histocompatibility Complex Blood Transfusion Graft Survival Improve Graft Survival Major Histocompatibility Complex Restriction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. van Rood
    • 1
  • G. G. Persijn
    • 2
  • E. Goulmy
    • 1
  • B. A. Bradley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ImmunohaematologyUniversity Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Eurotransplant FoundationUniversity Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands

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