What Is Paired Kidney Exchange?
Yes, One Kidney may save more than one life
This process started in 2001 at John Hopkins. The paired kidney exchange is an option for recipients who have a living donor who
This exchange provides two compatible recipients to receive a healthy kidney
- The recipient may receive the benefits of a compatible living donor kidney transplant Kidneys that come from a living donor last longer, on average, than kidneys that come from a deceased donor.
- The recipient may also require less immunosuppressant drug therapy after a transplant from a living donor.
- Transplant recipients may wait less time for a transplant.
- Transplant recipients may spend less time on dialysis.
- Transplant recipients may receive a transplant before they begin dialysis.
- It can be a rewarding experience for the donor as more recipients are transplanted and their families are helped by their donation.
Information is from transplant living.org*
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