Glossary Term

Match

The degree of compatibility or likeness between a donor and a recipient. (Organdonor.gov April 2020)

The compatibility between the donor and the recipient. The more appropriate the match, the greater the chance of a successful transplant. (OPTN Glossary May 2021)

A donor and the donor’s matched candidate. This includes deceased, living, and KPD donors. (OPTN Policy Definitions May 2021)

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