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Kidney Swap

Two types of kidney exchanges are possible: Kidney Swap or Kidney Chain

What is a Kidney Exchange? - Jeffrey Veale, MD

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Illustration of Kidney Swap donorsPaired Kidney Exchange / Paired Donor Exchange Transplantation (Kidney Swap)

What is a Kidney Swap?

If a donor and recipient have a different blood type, they can exchange their kidneys with another donor and recipient pair in a similar situation.

This can also be done among three pairs.

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