Blood Center Will Use Biometrics To Positively Identify Donors
BIO-key International recently announced Oklahoma Blood Institute will deploy BIO-key's TruDonor biometric identification technology to enhance the convenience and security for blood donors later this year.
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), the 12th largest non-profit regional blood center in America is incorporating BIO-key's fingerprint identification solution to provide blood donors with a fast and convenient method to establish their identity.
This solution automates the donor check in process and protects donor privacy by eliminating the need for donors to produce sensitive identification forms, such as driver licenses or social security numbers. With just the simple touch of the donor's finger the software can search the OBI database to provide positive ID, reducing the check-in time and virtually eliminating human errors during the check-in process.
"At OBI, we recognize the importance of providing convenience for our donors and protecting their identity. Using the BIO-key ID solution, we are able to protect our donor's privacy while reducing the chance of duplicate donor IDs and aliases in our system," said Dr. John Armitage, Oklahoma Blood Institute president and chief executive. "We are constantly looking for ways to improve our donors' experiences and protect the integrity of the blood supply for Oklahomans."
Oklahoma Blood Institute provides every drop of blood needed by patients in more than 150 medical facilities in Oklahoma and north central Texas with the help of nearly 700 employees working with as many as 800 volunteers and 2,600 drive coordinators. In addition to its headquarters and laboratories, donor centers are located in the Oklahoma City-area, Tulsa, Lawton, Enid, Ardmore, Ada and Ponca City. OBI also operates the Texas Blood Institute in Wichita Falls.