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

paolo.ferrari@health.nsw.gov.au 

AKX Programme Coordinator:

Claudia Woodroffe - 02 9382 4476

Claudia.woodroffe@health.nsw.gov.au

Department of Nephrology
Level 3
High Street Building
Prince of Wales Hospital
High Street
RANDWICK NSW 2031
 

To learn more about the AKX Programme , please see our detailed information for patients and willing living donors:

Australian Paired Kidney Exchange (AKX) Programme Biannual Report #6 - December 2015 (979 KB PDF)

Australian Paired Kidney Exchange (AKX) Programme Biannual Report #5 - June 2015 (951 KB PDF)

Australian Paired Kidney Exchange (AKX) Programme Biannual Report #4 - December 2014 (1.16 MB PDF)  

Australian Paired Kidney Exchange (AKX) Programme Biannual Report #3 - June 2014 (1 MB PDF)

Australian Paired Kidney Exchange (AKX) Programme Biannual Report #2 - December 2013 (1 MB PDF)

Australian Paired Kidney Exchange (AKX) Programme Biannual Report #1 - June 2013 (208 KB PDF)

Australian Paired Kidney Exchange (AKX) Programme Biannual Report - Plain English Summary - June 2013 (1.2 MB PDF)

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