Jean Dausset in 1950s (Vox Sang 4:190, 1954; Acta Haematol 20: 156, 1958; and 20:185, 1958) was the first to describe antibodies to platelets in the sera of multitransfused patients that were able to agglutinate donor leukocytes. He referred to them as leuco-agglutinins.

International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University