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How does allogeneic blood transfusion affect the immune system?

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asked Jun 2, 2012 in Conditions and Treatments by Hatice Simsek MD (3,070 points)
retagged Jun 4, 2012 by LarryEitel

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Complex question.  In cases of hemolytic reactions or non hemolytic reactions (febrile, uticarial, PTP, etc) it activates it obviously.  Some studies show an immunosuppressive effect that may be beneficial in some circumstances such as renal transplant allograft survival.
answered Jun 4, 2012 by DeFilippis (300 points)
edited Jun 4, 2012 by DeFilippis

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