Upload

Loading...

2012 OSU Wexner Medical Center Six Way Kidney Exchange

429 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Apr 30, 2012

On Thursday, April 19th living kidney donors and kidney transplant recipients reunited for the NBC 4 organ donation special, "Your Give, Their Hope". In September 2011, this group took part in a six-way, single-institution kidney transplant chain at Ohio State's Comprehensive Transplant Center, the first and largest to-date in Ohio, and one of only a handful that have taken place in the United States.
This synchronized chain of six kidney transplants resulted in an ideal match for three women and three men. The swap of kidneys between the 12 patients required two days to complete and more than two months to orchestrate. The recipients involved in this chain of transplants earlier had faced uncertainty in their quest for the surgeries due to medical incompatibilities between them and their originally intended donors.
The chain of transplants began with an altruistic donor who stepped forward to donate a kidney to a recipient who was part of one of the incompatible pairs. That recipient's intended donor then provided a kidney to the recipient in the second pair, and the exchanges continued through to the sixth recipient. The sixth recipient did not have an intended donor and had been waiting for a deceased donor kidney to become available.

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up Next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...