New scanning device could help people register as organ donors

Wisconsin State Journal | David Walhberg

Henry Mackaman, who died of meningitis as a 21-year-old UW-Madison student in 2013, donated seven organs to five people. A new device could help more people register as organ donors.

A new way to register to be an organ donor will make its debut at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days: Swipe to Donate Life.

The tool, launched by the state of Wisconsin and Donate Life Wisconsin, scans a driver's license and transfers information to the state's organ donor registry, at The person enters an email address, agrees to a consent statement and hits submit, a process that takes less than a minute.

The technology, developed by Colorado-based Countermind LLC, works with iPhones and iPads, and soon will work with Android devices. Continue reading