If a relative or friend is willing to donate but has a different blood type than your child, we can partner with the National Kidney Registry (NKR) to look for a paired exchange. This means NKR tries to:
- Match your willing donor to a patient with the same blood type
- Match a different living donor to your child
Exchanging donors this way can create a chain of kidney transplants, sometimes as many as 30.
Ask your transplant coordinator or nephrologist for more information about paired exchanges. Learn more about NKR.