New approaches for characterizing HLA antibodies are transforming organ allocation and impacting clinical practice. Recent accomplishments, current controversies and opportunities to advance the field will be discussed.
What You'll Take Away from Her Talk
Improvements in histocompatibility testing have dramatically improved the efficiency of allocating organs from deceased donors and benefited highly sensitized patients.
Many factors that are not routinely measured are likely contribute to the effect of HLA antibodies in transplantation.