There are over 80,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list – and many people wait more than 5 years for a kidney from a deceased donor. The waiting list has doubled in size over the past 10 years – and it continues to grow.
And then their is living kidney donation; however, approximately one third of all potential living donors are not compatible with the person they intend to donate to. But there is a way to alleviate this problem- it’s called kidney paired donations, or paired exchanges.
What are kidney paired donations (KPD) and how do they work?
I was joined by the President and Founder of the Living Kidney Donors Network (LKDN) and two-time kidney transplant recipient, Harvey Mysel to explain and illustrate how this growing trend and exciting option for kidney recipients and donors who are not compatible works.
In addition, Harvey discussed the formation and the work of the LKDN.
LISTEN to the interview below:
To learn more about the Living Kidney Donors Network, visit the website at LKDN.org