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Microchimerism in immune competent patients related to the leukocyte content of transfused red blood cell concentrates.

Authors
  • Flesland, Oystein1
  • Ip, Lisa S K
  • Storlien, Anne S
  • Spurkland, Anne
  • Larsen, Jonn
  • Solheim, Bjarte G
  • 1 Institute of Immunology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo NO-0023, Norway; Blood Bank, Asker and Baerum Hospital, Rud NO-1309, Norway. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
December 2004
Volume
31
Issue
3
Pages
173–180
Identifiers
PMID: 15556463
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study demonstrates that microchimerism after transfusion does not seem to be dose dependent, and can be induced even by a >3 week old leukoreduced red blood cell concentrate with a very low leukocyte content.

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