Suncoast Communities Blood Bank uses BIO-key donor identification tech

June 25, 2013 - 

Suncoast Communities Blood Bank has launched BIO-key International’s TruDonor’s donor search and identification solution to perform donor identification at its centers.

The blood bank was issued a grant from the Venice Endowment Fund through the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, which supported the purchase of the BIO-key system.

“This is another example of our finger biometric technology becoming the preferred authentication and identification option for patient, donor and consumer access,” Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key said.

“We can say with confidence that the BIO-key family of blood centers, transfusion facilities and hospitals will continue to grow, as the security and convenience provided by our biometrics in eliminating cards and passwords enhances the identification experience for donors and staff.”

According to the company, SCBB will use the system to aid in its searches, donor identification as well as reducing duplicate donor records.

BIO-key’s TruDonr system is being used by six blood centers and the company has issed over three million donor ID licenses.

Reported previously, the company has also recently announced that the Miller-Keystone Blood Center has begun using its TruDonor system at its centers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

BIO-key’s technology is also being used as a part of a Nigerian Communications Commission objective to ensure that SIM card sales are biometrically supervised. 

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