Transplant candidates are "sensitized" if their immune system makes antibodies against a general donor pool. Sensitization usually occurs as a consequence of pregnancy, blood transfusions, or previous transplantation. The degree of sensitization is measured by panel reactive antibody (PRA). Highly sensitized patients are less likely to match with available donors and more likely to reject an organ than unsensitized patients.
Related Journal of Sensitization
Journal of Stem cell biology and transplantation; Immunogenetics: Open Access; Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion, Journal of Medical Microbiology & Diagnosis, Pediatrics & Therapeutics, Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Neurobiology of Disease, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.