Internal paired exchange
The kidney transplant programs at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Baylor All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple utilize an internal paired exchange based on an advanced software application. This tool allows physicians to rapidly and accurately match living organ donors with patients who have willing, healthy, but incompatible donors.
Because each medical center uses the same electronic health record, offers can be quickly evaluated, and when it’s time to transplant the kidneys, the organs travel only a short distance.
If a potential recipient is in the internal paired exchange system for several months without a match, they are entered into the national matching programs as well.