Nonhuman Primate Blood Group Serology: Some Implications for Xenotransplantation

  • W. W. Socha
  • J. Moor-Jankowski


Nonhuman primates appear to be the natural choice among prospective xenograft donors for man. Their taxonomic proximity to humans is expressed in similar anatomy and, above all, in immunological likeness, the two basic criteria evoked in selection of an ideal organ donor. For similar reasons, experimental organ transplantations among individuals of closely related primate species constitute animal models that most intimately approximate conditions of primate-to-man transplants, and should, therefore, precede any serious attempts to use nonhuman primate organs for human patients.


Blood Group World Monkey Vervet Monkey Group Substance Blood Group System 
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