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ABO Blood Group Antibodies

  • Jiang Qiu
  • Changxi Wang
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Abstract

In this chapter, the characteristics of an antibody, ABO blood group antibodies, and the detection of blood group antibodies are discussed. ABO blood group antibodies, the most important antibodies in the human body, have many common features with general antibodies in terms of basic functions and biological characteristics. Clearance of ABO blood group antibodies (mainly IgG and IgM) is the key to ABO-incompatible (ABOi) transplantation. Antibody removal technology includes plasma exchange technology, immuno-adsorption technology, and plasma double filtration technology.

Keywords

Antibody ABO blood group antibody Antibody removal technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiang Qiu
    • 1
  • Changxi Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Organ TransplantationThe First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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