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A kidney transplant is not a cure. It is, however, the best available treatment option for many people with kidney failure. Nevertheless, the demand for donor organs is far greater than the supply. 

Deciding to become a donor is a personal choice. There is no right or wrong choice. You may change your mind at any time. If you have questions about becoming an organ donor please contact us.

Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) Program

The Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program, previously known as the Living Donor Paired Exchange Registry, is an innovative transplant program for patients across Canada with kidney failure and their families. 

It often happens that a loved one will step forward to be a living kidney donor, only to discover that he or she is not a compatible match. The KPD program provides an opportunity of finding a compatible donor kidney while also finding a suitable recipient for the living donation. It’s also possible for someone to register to be a non-directed anonymous living kidney donor through the program.

Select a region to see programs available in your province.