A donation chain as part of kidney paired donation finds the best kidney for every patient. Being part of an organ chain through kidney paired donation is a great alternative to receiving a living donor kidney transplant from your directed living donor if the two of you are not a match. Transplant candidates in kidney paired donation can receive a more compatible transplant and also help other candidates receive a transplant.
The average Mayo Clinic chain leads to 3-7 transplants
Every donor gets to help their loved one and every recipient gets a compatible kidney.
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