Outcome of transfusion of K:11 erythrocytes in a patient with anti-K11 antibody

Carolyn M. Kelley, Mark W. Karwal, Annette J. Schlueter, John D. Olson

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Background and objectives: The clinical significance of anti-K11 in red cell transfusion therapy is unknown. We report the outcome of transfusion of K:11 erythrocytes into a patient with a known anti-K11 antibody. Materials and methods: The patient was monitored clinically following transfusion of 11 units of K:11 erythrocytes. A red cell survival study with K:11 erythrocytes and a monocyte monolayer assay (MMA) were performed. Results: No adverse clinical outcome was detected. The red cell survival study showed normal survival of K:11 erythrocytes, and the MMA showed no increase in reactive monocytes. Conclusion: These findings suggest that K:11 red cells can safely be transfused to individuals with anti-K11 antibody.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-208
Number of pages4
JournalVox Sanguinis
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 27 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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