Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


The effect of HLA matching and other aspects of histocompatibility on renal graft survival were analyzed in 144 patients who received renal transplants at Henry Ford Hospital during the past ten years. Living related transplants with one haplotype match or better demonstrated a higher graft survival rate (at least 88%) at one year than the better matched cadaveric transplant. In cadaveric transplants, the group with fewer than two mismatched antigens appeared to have a higher graft survival rate than those with more than two. The patient population was not large enough to determine the effect of preformed antibodies, ABO grouping, or other recipient factors on graft survival.