The KFL Expert System

The Kidney for Life Expert System delivers eplet mismatch information into clinicians’ hands very early in the donation/transplant process, before a patient and a potential donor commit to direct donation.

The goal is to educate the patient and donor on their eplet mismatch and determine if the patient can benefit from a better match (lower eplet mismatch).

The KFL Expert System is integrated into the center’s DASH system and streamlines the process of sending a cheek swab, collecting the DNA sample, analyzing the high resolution typing, and providing detailed eplet mismatch results for a patient and their potential donor.

KFL Expert System Workflow

Flowchart of the Kidney for Life Expert System workflow

KFL Expert System Decision Tree

Decision tree of the Kidney for Life Expert System