Korean J Blood Transfus.  2021 Aug;32(2):129-131. 10.17945/kjbt.2021.32.2.1 2 9.

Transfusion and Plasmapheresis in Heart and Lung Transplantation in Korea

  • 1Depatment of Laboratory Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea
  • 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea
  • 3Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea


To increase the success rate of heart and lung transplantation, appropriate transfusion and desensitization treatment should be performed. In each hospital, transfusion should be performed according to the patient and hospital situation and monitored to ensure that an appropriate amount of transfusion is achieved is necessary. If HLA desensitization treatment is performed using plasmapheresis and immunosuppressants, the incidence of rejection and complications after transplantation can be reduced. For desensitization treatment that considers individual patient characteristics, close cooperation between clinical medical staff, blood bank personnel, and medical staff will be required.


Blood transfusion; Lung transplantation; Heart transplantation; Plasmapheresis
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