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Kidney Swap allows people to trade organs online


Last updated 1/25/2007 at Noon

TROY, NY — Nine percent of people waiting for a kidney will die on the waiting list. Kidney Swap, a relatively new company, allows those in need of a kidney to meet compatible donors online and swap kidneys.

Kidney swapping works because people waiting for a kidney transplant often have friends or family who are willing and able to make a kidney donation but have tissue or blood characteristics that are incompatible and would cause an unsuccessful transplant. For example, a person may need a donor with Type A blood and have a potential donor who has Type B blood. Kidney Swap allows peopl...

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