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The number of months the average NKR patient (including hard to match patients) must wait for a transplant at that center. The lower the number, the faster the center is at completing a transplant.

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The total number of transplants NKR has facilitated at a center over the past 12 months. Generally, a higher number indicates a higher level of experience in completing paired exchange transplants.

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The total number of donor type A2 blood to recipient type O blood kidney transplants a center has completed over the past 12 months. Centers that use donors with the ABO blood type subgroup A2 for their O patients may help their O patients to get transplanted faster.

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The total number of NKR-facilitated transplants the center has completed since joining the NKR program. Generally, the higher this number, the more experienced the center is in performing paired exchange transplants.

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The total number of unmatched pairs currently active at a center. The number of pairs enrolled is an indication of the paired exchange activity level at a center. If a center has 0 pairs enrolled, patients should ask if the center is actively involved in paired exchange.

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Microsites are personal websites that are provided free to patients who do not have a willing and/or able living kidney donor to assist them in telling their story of kidney failure and finding a living kidney donor. Patients can personalize the Microsite with photos and their story if desired or just use the default version. The patient will also receive 250 business cards with their name and the site’s URL to hand out to anyone who may be interested in helping them find a donor.

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The Standard Voucher Program allows a kidney donor to give a voucher to a single intended recipient who is (or will be) in need of a kidney within the next year. After the donor donates, the recipient will be prioritized for a living donor kidney through the National Kidney Registry.

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The Family Voucher Program allows a kidney donor to give vouchers to up to five immediate family members. Should one of the voucher holders need a kidney transplant in the future, they would be prioritized for a living donor kidney through the National Kidney Registry. Only one of the vouchers can be redeemed for each Family Voucher donor.

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This indicates whether a center offers a non-steroidal immunosuppressive regimen in order to avoid the negative side effects of long-term steroid therapy, including excess body hair growth, weight gain, moon face, etc. This is especially important for children.

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Centers who participate in Donor Shield provide the following protections to all donors who donate at their center, regardless of if the donation is part of a National Kidney Registry (NKR) swap. All donors that donate as part of an NKR swap are Donor Shield eligible. Donor Shield protections include lost wage reimbursement of up to $1500/week for a maximum of 4 weeks; travel and lodging reimbursement up to $2,000 for donors and a traveling companion; life insurance purchased by NKR with a $500,000 principal sum; disability insurance purchased by NKR with a maximum benefit of $1,500/week for up to 52 weeks; legal representation; financial protections for uncovered donor complication costs.

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Remote kidney donation allows a living donor to donate a kidney to someone in a distant location without having to travel to that location. With remote donation, donors have the procedure at a local hospital and the donated kidney is safely transported to the recipient's transplant center for transplantation.

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The total number of transplants NKR has facilitated at a center over the past 12 months. Generally, the higher this number, the more experience the center has in completing paired exchange transplants.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 1 year for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor at that center.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 3 years for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor at that center.

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This number indicates the 1-year patient survival rate for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor.

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This number indicates the 3-year patient survival rate for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 1 year for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor at that center.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 3 years for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor at that center.

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This number indicates the 1-year patient survival rate for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor.

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This number indicates the 3-year patient survival rate for adults who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor.

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Living Donor Transplants (Adult) Deceased Donor Transplants (Adult)

An Important Note on Survival Rates: The higher a center's transplant volume in any given category, the less likely the center will achieve a 100% survival rate in that category. Also, centers that take on tough cases are likely to have lower survival rates.

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The total number of transplants NKR has facilitated at a center over the past 12 months. Generally, the higher this number, the more experience the center has in completing paired exchange transplants.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 1 year for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor at that center.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 3 years for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor at that center.

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This number indicates the 1-year patient survival rate for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor.

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This number indicates the 3-year patient survival rate for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a living donor.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 1 year for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor at that center.

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This number indicates the percent of transplanted kidneys (grafts) still working after 3 years for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor at that center.

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This number indicates the 1-year patient survival rate for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor.

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This number indicates the 3-year patient survival rate for pediatric patients who have received a transplanted kidney from a deceased donor.

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Living Donor Transplants (Pediatric) Deceased Donor Transplants (Pediatric)

An Important Note on Survival Rates: The higher a center's transplant volume in any given category, the less likely the center will achieve a 100% survival rate in that category. Also, centers that take on tough cases are likely to have lower survival rates.