Australian Paired Kidney Exchange Programme
A transplant option for patients with an incompatible living donor
The Australian Paired Kidney Exchange (AKX) Programme is an initiative of the OTA to increase the options for living kidney donation.
The AKX Programme is increasing live donor kidney transplants by identifying matches for patients who are eligible for a kidney transplant, and have a living donor who is willing but unable to donate because of an incompatible blood type or tissue type. This option is known as paired kidney exchange or paired kidney donation.
The AKX Programme uses a computer program to search the entire available database of registered recipient/donor pairs to look for combinations where the donor in an incompatible pair can be matched to a recipient in another pair. If the computer finds a compatible match, two or more simultaneous transplants can occur by exchanging donors.
AKX Programme Contact Details
AKX Programme Clinical Director:
Professor Paolo Ferrari - 02 9382 4411
AKX Programme Coordinator:
Claudia Woodroffe - 02 9382 4476
Department of Nephrology
High Street Building
Prince of Wales Hospital
RANDWICK NSW 2031
To learn more about the AKX Programme , please see our detailed information for patients and willing living donors: