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The presence of donor specific HLA antibodies is considered a contra-indication for renal transplantation as their presence is associated with hyperacute rejection. Highly sensitised patients have antibodies against many HLA antigens making it challenging to find an acceptably matched donor. Most countries have transplant programmes that prioritise such patients which have made a positive impact, however the most highly sensitised patients remain the most challenging, with many facing no chance of transplant and a lifetime on dialysis. A panel of distinguished experts will discuss the different approaches to desensitisation, a closer look at allocation systems and the question of equity and finally discuss the emerging new and exciting therapeutic options.
As I have been working with DS for many years, I wonder if there is already a representative person of Hansa in Brazil for me to contact?