Antibodies

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Antibodies against molecules found on the surface of red blood cells, white cells or other cells. These may be formed spontaneously, because of exposure to a foetus, or because of blood transfusion.


These antibodies rarely cause problems unless the affected individual receives a blood transfusion or carries a foetus with the respective blood group.


There is a risk that such antibodies may cause problems when giving a transplant to a recipient.

Guidance

Discuss with medical officer.

Do not accept if anti-neutrophil antibodies. Red cell alloantibodies acceptable, but inform transplant centre.

Other antibodies may be associated with autoimmune disease and need to be considered on an individual basis.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012