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cjeam94 karma

No that’s not what OP means. OP means there is a pairing system with a pool of donors. Or a donor chain.

Alice has kidney disease and Barry is a friend who wants to donate.

Claire has kidney disease and David is a friend who wants to donate.

Barry is not a match for Alice. David is not a match for Claire. They all get put into the pairing pool. Turns out David is a match for Alice and Barry is a match for Claire, so that’s who they donate to.

So if you are a willing donor you do not necessarily need to match the friend who prompted you to become a donor in order to help them, your kidney will go to someone else who you do match, and your friend will get one from someone in the same situation.

cjeam74 karma

What’s the lowest bandwidth way we can keep you company?

cjeam71 karma

I consider that to be a terrible idea. Poor people would be selling their organs.

cjeam66 karma

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And for your news purposes: https://text.npr.org/

cjeam65 karma

Your previous AMA stated that you were not an organ donor , why are you not?