Swiping makes it easier to donate organs, eyes

The Star

The State of Wisconsin and Donate Life Wisconsin (DLW), a non-profit collaborative of healthcare organizations and professionals, have partnered to launch new technology that makes it easier than ever to register as an organ, tissue and eye donor.

Funded and developed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) as a registry enhancement tool, “Swipe to Donate Life” offers a fast, accurate and secure way for people to add their name to the statewide donor registry.

Wisconsin is only the seventh state to use this technology, developed by Countermind LLC (just a few other states utilize comparable technology).

More than 100 new registered organ, tissue and eye donors were “swiped” within the first week the technology was introduced.

Most registrations came from attendees at last month’s Wisconsin Farm Technology Days where DLW members Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin and RTI Donor Services had a joint exhibit.

Swipe to Donate Life uses iOS and scanner sled technology to quickly and easily scan a driver’s license and accurately populate needed information into an app that communicates with the online registry. Continue reading

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