Paired Kidney Exchange programs create more options for living kidney donors and their intended recipients to be better matched for transplantation. The better the match before transplantation, the better the outcome after.
Living kidney donor, Leia, and kidney patient, Nadine, were not an adequate match for transplantation and entered the Paired Kidney Exchange program. Leia and Nadine immediately gained access to a national network of living donors and recipients with whom they could be better matched for donation and transplantation.
UMMC participates in several Paired Kidney Exchange programs, including the National Kidney Registry, to help increase transplant options for kidney patients with a living donor who is not a match for them.