Advancements in Technology: New Bio-Key Technology Makes Donating Blood Easier

It seems when donating blood, sometimes the longest part can be filling out the paperwork before you donate.  While the process can be lengthy, it is definitely a necessity to ensure a constant, safe supply of blood.  However, what if there was a way to make this easier and faster?  Enter BIO-key’s TruDonorbiometric identification technology, which allows donors to use their finger to check in.

Oklahoma Blood Institute was one of the first blood centers to start using this technology at a blood drive last week.  As donors came to donate, they were able just to use their finger to register, which makes it easier on them, as IDs are no longer needed. Few things are more secure than your own fingerprint.

The technology has been around for years and will allow blood centers to cut down on the duplicate paperwork a donor fills out each time they donate.  It also allows for more privacy as blood donors are no longer required to show their driver’s license or Social Security card. An added benefit of this process is that it eliminates the potential for human error.

OBI is not the only blood center that has started to use this technology, and with the convenience and ease of use, more blood centers should begin using this technology in the near future.

What are your thoughts about checking in to donate blood with just your fingerprint?