Working Papers, Department of Economics, Lund University
Pairwise Kidney Exchange with Blood-Group Incompatibility
Abstract: Kidney transplants across the blood-group barrier are
medically feasible even if blood-group compatibility is preferred from a
medical point of view. However, these types of transplants are motivated by
the fact that they help in increasing the number of kidney transplants with
living donors. This paper investigates priority matchings in a pairwise
kidney exchange problem where blood-group incompatibilities may be present.
As a priority matching not necessarily is unique, it is from a medical
point of view natural to select a priority matching where the number of
blood-group compatible exchanges is maximized among all priority matchings.
The main result demonstrates that this can be achieved by solving an
appropriately defined maximum weight matching problem.
Keywords: pairwise kidney exchange; priority matchings; blood-group incompatibility.; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C78; (follow links to similar papers)
6 pages, February 2, 2015
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