Corelab Seminar

Andreas Mantis (NTUA)
Kidney Exchange

Transplantation of a healthy kidney is the best treatment today for severe kidney disease. Since humans normally have two kidneys and need only one to survive, many patients have a family member or friend willing to donate them a kidney. However, not all potential donors are compatible with their desired recipient. This raises the possibility of kidney exchange, in which two or more incompatible donor-patient pairs exchange kidneys such that each patient receives a compatible kidney from the donor of another patient.In this presentation we will review some results of the Economics and Computer Science literature regarding the Kidney Exchange problem.