A Life-Saving Option
The New England Program for Kidney Exchange offers
a new life-saving option to those seeking a kidney transplant,
but whose potential living donor in not a good biological
"match" due to either blood type incompatibility
or cross-match incompatibility.
NEPKE uses a computer program to find cases
where the donor in an incompatible pair can be matched to
a recipient in another pair. By exchanging donors, a compatible
match for both recipients may be found. You can learn more
about the program HERE.
NEPKE can also find potential kidney
recipients for those generous people who seek to become non-directed
living donors (otherwise known as Good Samaritan Donors
Altruistic Donors). Information about that process is available