Donor Automated Screening & History (DASH)

DASH is a comprehensive, online living donor workflow platform designed to streamline the processes related to intake screening for living kidney and living liver candidates through to post-donation follow-up.

The private labeled platform is currently used by nearly half of the NKR Member Centers, securely processing over 50,000 donor candidates per year. DASH works from point of entry and continues to track the donor through the follow-up process at the UNOS regulated follow-up dates. 

The DASH system also expands to the recipient side by including a microsite tool which assists patients in setting up their own donor search website. 

The DASH platform includes:

  1. Online Screening: Potential donors can determine within five minutes if they are preliminarily qualified to donate before completing the full medical history questionnaire. Centers utilizing private label DASH may set donor rule-out criteria for the initial intake, reducing time spent on donor candidates not medically qualified to continue with the process.
  2. Medical History: Comprehensive online medical history data collection, includes family history, demographics, allergies, surgeries, medications and social history.
  3. Pre-Workup Labs: Lab orders can be provided to donor candidates to facilitate local pre-workup lab testing. Once the lab test results are reported, the lab results and data are electronically transferred to the chosen center. This allows clinicians to assess the candidate’s general health and identify rule-out issues before inconveniencing them with a visit to the transplant center for full evaluation.
  4. Donor Satisfaction Survey: A donor satisfaction survey makes it easy for donors to provide feedback throughout the donation process, so centers can quickly correct any process that needs improvement. The donor satisfaction survey also gives center leadership a donor’s perspective on the performance of the transplant organization. The survey is delivered to the donor via email upon completion of the workup, pre-op testing, three days after surgery, and 30 days after surgery. The survey is designed to take less than five minutes to complete.
  5. Automated Follow-Up: Email surveys and lab test orders to be completed periodically as per UNOS policy. The lab tests can be completed at a lab close to the donor’s location.
  6. Microsites: Free, personalized websites designed to empower recipients to find a living kidney donor. Recipients may post pictures and tell the story of why they need a kidney. The site can then be shared through email, social media and face-to-face with the 250 free business cards provided by NKR after the site is activated. Potential donors who request to donate for a patient through a microsite are then sent through the DASH portal.
  7. Voucher Education Module: The purpose of this tool is to educate donors coming through DASH. It helps educate donor candidates early in the process about the popular advance donation Voucher Program (APD) and helps centers assess donor interest in the program.
  8. DASHboard: A multitude of reports are available that include workflow status of the donor candidates, intended recipients, rule-out rates, registration volumes, backlog management, process speed, etc. Most of the reports are downloadable to comma delimited (.csv) files for import into center-specific data utilities.
  9. Donor Intake and Referral Configuration Screens: Centers have secure access to the donor intake screens with a user-friendly workflow to manage registrants. Donor records may be exported to PDF for upload into the hospital’s own EMR workflow systems. The clinical team may adjust certain screening and auto rule-out criteria including those related to BMI, cancer, kidney stones, etc.