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What is an altruistic kidney donor?

It is possible for a healthy individual to donate anonymously to a transplant waiting list (non-directed altruistic donation) or to a specific person on the transplant waiting list (directed donation). Altruistic donation has the potential to begin a series of paired exchange transplants and help multiple patients.

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