More blood banks adopting biometrics for medical donor management
Managing medical donor data is a critical task and requires a very high degree of accuracy. The donor banks should be able to identify donors accurately and any mismatch can cause irreversible damages. The damages could be catastrophic in nature ranging from frauds to deaths. There could also be legal implications such as lawsuits, government penalties as well as financial losses to the organization.
Integrating fingerprint biometrics in medical donor management enables to accurately identify donors, track samples and donor activity. Donor ID cards are vulnerable to being duplicated or manipulated and used for medical fraud. They can also get stolen or lost. With fingerprint biometrics, there is no need of donor ID cards as fingerprint becomes the authentication factor. It eliminates the vulnerabilities of donor ID cards and acts as strong deterrent to medical frauds.
Biometrics helps to efficiently manage a high number of patients and reduce administrative inefficiencies. It speeds up the process of donor check-in and positive identification of returning patients. It creates accountability and activity tracking by accurately linking donors to their specimens.