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Kidney paired donation for patients

Kidney paired donation (KPD) is a transplant option for those waiting for a kidney transplant. It is for patients who have a willing living donor.

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) operates a national KPD system. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Exit Disclaimer, as the OPTN contractor, administers this system, which is open to all OPTN-approved transplant programs that perform living donor kidney transplants.

Patient Resources

Program overview brochure and videos Exit Disclaimer (UNOS website)

List of participating transplant hospitals (PDF; 10/2022)

Kidney Paired Donation explained Exit Disclaimer (Transplant Living website)


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