Kidney Paired Donation

Kidney Paired Donation increases the ability of potential kidney transplant recipients to receive a kidney from a living donor. Many individuals have willing kidney donors only to discover that they are incompatible by blood type or cross matching. Kidney Paired Donation involves the matching and exchange of kidneys between donor/recipient pairs that are compatible with each other.

How does Kidney Paired Donation work?

In the first pair, Recipient 1 is not compatible with Donor 1, and in the second pair, Recipient 2 is not compatible with Donor 2. However, Donor 1 is compatible with Recipient 2 and Donor 2 is compatible with Recipient 1.

Patient Stories

  • “I have so much more energy now, and I have so much more time to myself since I don’t have to plan my days around getting to a machine at a certain time.”

    Tim
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  • “If I can get a message to anyone needing a kidney, I would tell them make sure you go to the Transplant Center that is the best. I would tell them to go to Saint Barnabas!”

    Rosemarie
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  • On May 16, 2018, I donated a kidney through the Living Donor Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

    Leslie
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