Learning About Kidney for Life – What is an Eplet
The Kidney for Life initiative aims to provide better donor-recipient matches. This educational video provides insight into what an eplet is and how KFL promotes better eplet matching to lower the risk of rejection.
Growth Through Innovation: Improving Kidney Donor & Recipient Matching
Finding a Better Match
Learn how the National Kidney Registry’s Kidney for Life initiative uses advanced kidney matching technology based on eplets to find the best living donor kidney for every recipient.
Is A Low Eplet Mismatch Worth the Wait?
Dr. Robert Montgomery discusses the pros and cons of the waiting period associated with looking for a low eplet mismatch, and how waiting increases a recipient’s chances of finding a low, or even zero, eplet mismatch.
Solving the Big Problem
Dr. Robert Montgomery discusses how paired kidney exchange contributes to eplet mismatch donation.
Immunosuppression Side Effects
Dr. Robert Montgomery discusses the side effects of immunosuppression and how those side effects can be minimized by getting a low eplet mismatch transplant.
Importance of Eplet Matching for Pediatric Patients
Dr. Robert Montgomery discuss the importance of eplet mismatching for pediatric patients.
Dr. Montgomery’s Personal Eplet Matching Story
Dr. Robert Montgomery discuss eplet mismatching and how he personally used this new matching technology to reduce his immunosuppression dosage after his heart transplant so that he could return to the operating room.
Future of Genetic Matching
Dr. Robert Montgomery discusses the future of low eplet mismatch donations and the long-term impact of patients receiving great matches.
Eplet Matching Clinical Trials
Dr. Robert Montgomery discuss the benefits that can be expected from receiving a low eplet mismatch transplant.
Dr. Montgomery Entire Interview
Dr. Robert Montgomery discusses eplet mismatching technology and its importance with respect to kidney donation.