A transplant option for patients with an incompatible living donor
The Australian Paired Kidney Exchange (AKX) Program is an initiative of the Organ and Tissue Authority to increase the options for living kidney donation.
The AKX Program helps patients seeking a kidney transplant, whose potential living donor is unsuitable for them due to blood group and/or tissue incompatibility.
This option is known as paired kidney exchange or, paired kidney donation.
The AKX Program 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.
To learn more about the AKX program, Please see our detailed information for patients and willing living donors.
A program of the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority.