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KPD match run options for waiting list candidates and exchange-ending donors

Participants in the OPTN kidney paired donation (KPD) pilot program: current system limitations prevent performing a match run when the living donor recovery hospital and the waiting list recipient are in different designated service areas (DSA).

This guidance explains two options for candidate transplant hospitals to perform the match runs for candidates on their waiting list with a KPD exchange-ending donor in a different DSA.

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