The following patient stories provide some personal insights of donors, recipients and the teams involved in the ANZKX program.
These individual stories demonstrate the benefits of the program and cover a number of topics.
The altruistic donor chain
- 18 February 2016 – The Sydney Morning Herald – 7 kidney donors, 7 recipients, 6 hospitals, 3 cities. What could possibly go wrong?
- 16 December 2015 – ABC News – Kidney donation starts chain of events that saves seven lives in one day
Paired kidney chain in New Zealand
- 11 July 2020 – Stuff – Woman's life saved by four-person kidney swap thanks to live donor
A 2-way closed loop chain in Australia
- 31 March 2018 – The Advertiser – Paired kidney exchange case has two strangers donate organs for life-saving surgery