Kidney Exchange

Your live donor might not be able to donate to you for a number of reasons.

This could be because their blood group is not compatible with yours or because of a positive cross-match.

If your donor is not able to donate to you, you might still be able to get a live
donor kidney transplant if you and your donor join a programme called the Kidney Exchange.

The aim of the Kidney Exchange programme is to find pairs of donors and recipients that can donate to each other.

If you are matched up with another pair in the Kidney Exchange programme, your donor will
give their kidney to another recipient and you will get a kidney from another donor.

Your kidney doctor or transplant co-ordinator can give you more information about the Kidney Exchange programme.