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  • Rhode Island Hospital Living Donor Transplant Program Kidney Donor Guide

  • Options for Incompatible Donors

  • If you do not have a compatible blood type with your potential recipient and no one else has expressed an interest in donating, there are other options. Rhode Island Hospital is now participating  in two programs that help incompatible pairs to find a suitable kidney for transplant.

    • Live Donor Paired Exchange
      There may be other couples in the same situation within the Rhode Island Hospital Transplant Program. For example, you may have type A blood and you want to donate to someone who has type B blood. There may be another donor who wishes to donate to their recipient but they have type B blood and their recipient has type A. If this situation occurs the transplant team may notify you that they have a couple you may "swap" kidneys with. If there are no possibilities of a swap at that time, you may be placed on a list for future consideration.

    For detailed information about these programs, contact the Rhode Island Hospital Transplant Program at 401-444-8562 or 1-888-444-0102.