Harnessing the power of two crossmatches

  title={Harnessing the power of two crossmatches},
  author={Avrim Blum and Anupam Gupta and Ariel D. Procaccia and Ankit Sharma},
Kidney exchanges allow incompatible donor-patient pairs to swap kidneys, but each donation must pass three tests: blood, tissue, and crossmatch. In practice a matching is computed based on the first two tests, and then a single crossmatch test is performed for each matched patient. However, if two crossmatches could be performed per patient, in principle significantly more successful exchanges could take place. In this paper, we ask: If we were allowed to perform two crossmatches per patient… CONTINUE READING
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