Transplant surgeon, Dr. Michael Rees; transplant coordinator, Susan Rees; and APKD board member, Tom Foster, recently had the opportunity to share the story of the Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation with the Sentinel-Tribune. The three discussed how what inspired them to become involved with the organization, including Tom’s own life-changing kidney transplant. Read the full … Read MoreRead More
Hope Comes In Pairs
The APKD serves kidney patients through technology, education and generosity.
When a patient is in need of a kidney transplant, family, friends and loved ones may step forward to offer the gift of a living kidney donation. Many times, the donor is not compatible with the recipient. Paired donation matches one incompatible donor/recipient pair to another pair in the same situation. Altruistic, or Good Samaritan, donors can choose to donate without an intended kidney recipient and are paired with the best possible match.