Anyone of any blood type can donate a kidney to Poonam. This is through the Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program in Canada. Technically, to be a matching kidney donor, one’s kidney must be of the same blood type. Poonam’s acceptable blood type is “O” or “B”. Both B positive/ negative and O positive/ negative are suitable blood types.
However, Canada thankfully has a national Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program. The KPD program gives individuals an opportunity to become a living donor and donate a kidney to someone in need, and in doing so, provide transplant candidates an increased opportunity to receive a transplant.
Thus, becoming Poonam’s donor without being the same blood type is still possible. For more information, please visit The Canadian Blood Services Website.