Living Kidney Donor Graft Survival Calculator
Hi all. I was extremely fortunate to have found a living donor but since our blood types are compatible, we're entered into the Paired Exchange program.
I recently received my first offer and wondered how good of a match it was and whether I should accept it (ultimately I declined the offer).
As a result of the ensuing research, I came across this calculator – developed by the University of Michigan – that estimates graft survival time. While the information is directional at best (no calculator/statistical analysis can GUARANTEE anything), I think it's a great tool for comparing offers or – more realistically – comparing an offer to your IDEA of the "perfect" match.
The calculator is located here: https://kecc.shinyapps.io/SurvivalCalculator/
If anyone has any questions, ping me. My background is data analytics and I know enough stats to be "dangerous". Take care.