Paired Donation Networks
The following organizations are listed in alphabetical order.
Phone: 419-866-5505, toll-free: 877-APD-4ALL
Program began: 2006
# of Transplants in 2008: 19
# of Transplants to Date: 32
Eligibility: Anyone who has a willing donor can register with APD, even if registered with another network.
How to register: Contact APD directly by phone, visit their website or contact a transplant center that partners with APD. See list on website.
Additional Services: Financial assistance for transplant travel expenses, post surgery medications and other unforeseen financial struggles related to surgery.
List of Partners: http://www.paireddonation.org/alliance.htm
- Match runs done monthly
- Uses altruistic donors to form Non-simultaneous Extended Altruistic Donor Chains (NEAD Chains) which allow donors to “pay it forward” after their loved one receives a transplant - eliminating the need for simultaneous transplants (See details on website)
- Website features animation of paired donation and NEAD chain processes
- There are currently 75 Alliance Partners in 27 states but this list is growing
# of Transplants: 220 (Living Donor -- 91)
Eligibility: Anyone is eligible to enroll
The Kidney Team runs data for interested donor-recipient pairs on our kidney transplant wait list, using a new software, Silverstone Solution’s Matchmaker©, to identify potentially compatible donor-recipient pair(s) with whom a paired kidney transplant may be feasible.
Data suggests that an individual has about a 1 in 5 chance of finding a compatible donor-recipient pair.
Phone: 410-614-6074, option #1 or 888-908-5728
Program began: 2001
# of Transplants to Date: 54 (as of 1/08)
- Match runs are done monthly.
- Compatible pairs interested in finding a six antigen match are encouraged to enter the registry, which improves the chances of more successful matches being found.
- Transplants are typically done simultaneously, although in certain situations, this is not the case.
- This center also offers a Blood Type Incompatible Transplant Program, a Positive Crossmatch and Sensitized Patient Program and an Altruistic Donor Program.
- Program shares donor/recipient pairs with a number of regional programs in the U.S. and receives donor/recipient pairs from a number of other transplant centers to include in its database.
Phone: (800) 936-1627
# of Transplants in 2010: 130
# of Transplants to Date: 213
Eligibility: Anyone is eligible.
How to register: Register with a participating transplant center or contact the National Kidney Registry if your center is not on the list of participating centers.
- Match runs done on daily basis.
- Website offers a comprehensive guide on the transplant process, including pertinent information for donors, recipients and transplant centers, step by step recipient guide, and tips for the best outcome.
- Affiliated with over 50 leading transplant centers.
- Matched and transplanted over 50% of incompatible pairs in first two years.
Phone: (800) 446-6362
Program began: 2000 with manual system. *Began with computerized matching in 2005.
# of Transplants in 2008: 9
# of Transplants to Date: 38
Eligibility: Must have a willing but incompatible donor. Even potential recipients outside of New England are eligible to participate in the registry.
How to Register: Contact NEPKE through their website or by phone to register, or contact an affiliated transplant center.
- Match runs done every 30 to 45 days.
- Donor travels to recipient’s transplant center.
- Facilitate two and three way matches (closed chains) with all transplants being done simultaneously.
- Will work with any transplant center that is willing to work with NEPKE – the center doesn’t have to be a NEPKE partner.
- Potential recipients can be on multiple paired donation registries. NEPKE is affiliated with 19 transplant centers in the New England area.
Phone: 859-291-3431, 1-800-532-0642
Program began: 2004
# of Transplants in 2008: 14
# of Transplants to Date: 62
Pairs Currently in database: 208
Eligibility: Anyone who has a donor that isn’t a match.
How to register: Through a member hospital or by contacting the Paired Donation Network.
List of Partners: http://www.paireddonationnetwork.org/TransplantPrograms.aspx
Contact for Updates: Teresa Braun, Executive Director
- Match runs are done every 60 to 90 days.
- Kidneys may be transported between hospitals that are within a 1-2 hour drive of each other; otherwise donors are required to travel to their matched recipient's hospital.
- PairedKidneyNetwork.org includes over 140 kidney transplant programs in almost every state.
- New programs enter the PDN weekly.