The Australian and New Zealand Paired Kidney Exchange (ANZKX) program was established in 2019. This trans-Tasman collaboration combined the established paired kidney exchange programs in each country to benefit living donation programs in both countries.
The program increases the number of living kidney donations by matching incompatible donor and recipient pairs with other incompatible pairs across Australia and New Zealand. Once matches are found the ANZKX team facilitates these transplants to occur.
The ANZKX program is funded by the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority and the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The program is facilitated by the Royal Melbourne Hospital. All other living donation and transplantation is facilitated by individual transplant units across Australia.