It's called the SHARED DONOR PROGRAM, and it cuts down a person's time on the donor waiting list from 5 years to 2, or less!
If you have a relative who needs a kidney, but YOU’RE not a match, you can donate a kidney to someone else, anywhere in the U.S., and your relative will be moved up on the list, or taken off immediately if there’s an available kidney.
A man did this for his wife recently. He wan’t a match for his wife, so he donated a kidney to someone in another state, and his wife received the kidney she needed from another donor. It saved her years of waiting!
So you give one to receive one.
That sounds like a pretty good trade!