Paired Donor Exchange/Swaps Chat

We’ve all read the recent headlines about multiple person kidney swaps and the lives changed because of generous donors. With nearly 100,000 people in the United States waiting on a kidney transplant, Emory has doubled down on its efforts to raise the awareness and incidence of living and paired donation. Emory began its Kidney Paired Donor Exchange Program in 2010 and has been participating in the National Kidney Registry since 2012. During this live chat, Dr. Nicole Turgeon of the Emory Transplant Center discussed how paired donor exchange works, what it takes to become a donor and how paired donor exchange is helping patients get a second chance at a healthy life.