What’s a Chain?

Chain transplantations create the opportunity to receive life saving kidneys from a stranger

A chain is triggered by
an altruistic/angel donor.

The altruistic donor’s kidney is transplanted into a recipient who had a “loved-one” that was willing to donate a kidney but that “loved-one’s” kidney was incompatible with their intended recipient.

To keep the chain going, the recipient’s “loved-one” passes on the generosity by donating a kidney to a stranger who also has an intended yet incompatible donor.

After multiple iterations, 50 or more recipients may get transplanted if the generosity of the altruistic donor continues to be “paid-forward”.