|29th IBIMA Conference
3 - 4 May 2017
Blood Donation Self-Assessment System
Latifa Ali Issa Balhaf, Noor Nasser Salim Al-Dhuhli, Rawan Salim Mohammed Ba-Omar and Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi,
Blood donation is an important concern for the society. Information technologies, such as expert systems, help to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the blood donation assessment process. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the process of developing an expert system that enables blood donation self-assessment. Developing the system began with eliciting knowledge from various sources such as: interviews, journal articles, websites, applications, and paper based donation forms. Moreover, a decision table has been used to build the logic for the blood donation self-assessment. The logic decision table is converted into if/then rules which will provide the knowledge-base for the developed Blood Donation Self-assessment System. Finally, evaluating the developed system by different users including doctors and potential donors helps identify the strengths, weaknesses and the included characteristics of the system.