New agreement signed at the Italian Ministry of Health allows for the first-ever exchange of living donor kidneys between Europe and the United States Toledo, Ohio – The Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation (APKD), an Ohio-based, non-profit organization managing an international kidney exchange registry, today announces the launch of a pilot kidney exchange transplant program between the […]

The clock is ticking on the U.S. kidney donation shortage crisis

One of the most common questions asked of Atul Agnihotri, a former senior global leader at a Fortune 500 company, is, “Why did you abandon your successful 20-plus-year career to work for a nonprofit?” “I joined the 100,000 people in the U.S. waiting for a kidney transplant,” answers Agnihotri, who now serves as CEO of Kidneys for […]

How a ‘kidney chain’ is saving lives: ‘An awesome gift’

Every year, more than 100,000 people in the United States are waiting for a kidney transplant. It can be hard to find a match, even among family. When organ donors don’t have a local match, some are agreeing to donate to a patient at another hospital, creating a donor chain. Senior national correspondent Kate Snow […]

Toledo Doctor Makes History with Israel/U.A.E. Paired Kidney Transplants

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The Alliance For Paired Kidney Donation is making history with news of its latest “Pay It Forward” kidney transplants in Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The organization has been working on this kidney exchange for the last few years, but they were only able to get it through after a […]

Tracking the Gift of Life

First in nation collaboration between Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation and MediGO Inc. TOLEDO, Ohio, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation (APKD), a global leader in paired kidney donation, announced today that a kidney from a living donor traveled 612 miles across four states via ground couriers and commercial air […]