Henk (H.) Schonewille PhD


Medical chemical technician, Transfusion Medicine


‘Red blood cell alloimmunization after blood transfusion’
Promotor: Prof A Brand
16 January 2008 - University of Leiden

Research interests

Red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization is a frequent complication of blood transfusions and can hamper optimal transfusion support. The aim of the research-line is to identify relevant factors which may help to predict which recipients will become (multi-)immunized after RBC transfusion and for whom extended matching between donor and patient is cost-effective. Our studies focus on the epidemiology of alloimmunization, the relation with antigens on other blood cells and genetic factors involved in the immune response.


  • Clinical studies
  • Serology
  • PCR


2014-present Post-doc fellow Dept of Experimental Immunohematology, Sanquin Research
2008-2014 PhD Medicine (University of Leiden)
2008 Researcher at the Dept of Transfusion Medicine, Sanquin Research, Leiden