The lives of eight families in three states have been transformed, and a local organization created the link that made it possible. The non-profit Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation of Perrysburg connected a four-pair chain of living kidney donors and kidney patients in need of transplants. Procedures were recently completed at Piedmont Healthcare in Georgia, … Read MoreRead More
Breaking Chains by Making Them
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.