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Redemption of Kidney Voucher

Redemption of Kidney Voucher

When a kidney voucher is redeemed, it will be allocated and prioritized according to the following National Kidney Registry policies and stipulations:

Stipulations for Advanced Kidney Donations

1

An ADP donor may have up to five intended recipients.

2

An ADP recipient may have up to five ADP donors.

3

No additional Intended Recipients can be added after the ADP Donor signs the Informed Consent document.

4

When an ADP Donor has multiple Intended Recipients, the first appropriate candidate for transplant will receive the ADP Kidney.

5

The ADP donor and Intended Recipient can be at different centers but those centers must both be ADP participating centers.

6

Intended Recipients must be a kidney transplant recipient or currently have, or be expected to have, some form of renal function impairment.

7

An ADP donor that starts a chain does not increase a Member Center’s Net Chains Started score.

 

Ending Chains

The NKR may end chains according to the following priorities:

1

To former NKR non-directed donors (NDD) in need of a kidney transplant

2

To patients involved in real-time swap failures in which the donor has donated but the patient did not get a kidney

3

To autosomal dominant polycystic patients ready for a transplant (kidney vouchers to redeem)

4

To Children’s Health Insurance Program patients at member centers with:

a. Net chains started > 0
b. Forecasted net chains started  > 0

5

To member centers with:

a. Net chains started > 0
b. Forecasted net chains started  > 0

6

Tiebreaker for 4 and 5 above: When there is more than one member center for a chain end offer, the offer will go to the member center with the least chain end match offer declines in the prior 12 months.

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