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) , as the OPTN contractor, administers this system, which is open to all OPTN-approved transplant programs that perform living donor kidney transplants.
Program overview brochure and videos (UNOS website)
List of participating transplant hospitals (PDF; 10/2023)
Kidney Paired Donation explained (Transplant Living website)