There are different types of Living Kidney Donation.
1) Living Donation
This is where a kidney is removed from a living person. They can survive very well on the remaining kidney. Living Donation generally refers to donating to a relative, close friend or someone you know.
Download a .pdf leaflet on:- Can I be a LivingDonor
2) Non-Directed or Altruistic Living Donation
Is the same as Living Donation except you are donating to a total stranger and the chances are you will never know who has received the kidney and the recipient will never know who you are.
Download a .pdf leaflet on:- Altruistic Living Kidney Donation
3) Paired or Pooled Donation
Paired donation is where adonor and recipient are incompatible or mismatched with each other. It could be possible for them to be matched with another pair of donor/recipient in the same situation and for the kidneys to be exchanged or swapped. With this type of donation each recipeint receives a transplant that he/she would otherwise not have had. To give you an example:
Couple 1: A = donor – B = recipient
Couple 2: C = donor – D = recipient
A is not a match for B but is a match for D
C is not a match for D but is a match for B
A = donor – D =recipient
C = donor –B = recipient
Kidney exchanges can involve more than two pairs at once. This is known as pooled donation.
Download a .pdf leaflet on – Paired/Pooled Donation
4) Domino Donation
Domino donation is a form of living donation where an organ or part organ is removed for the primary purpose of a person’s medical treatment. The organ/s removed may prove suitable for transplant into another person (e.g. a heart originally removed from the recipient of a heart / lung transplant).
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