Donor card for your smartphone
The organ donor card is now available as part of the Medical ID app, making it easier than ever to express your wishes for or against organ donation.
Until now, it had only been possible to create a digital donor card using the echo112 emergency app. An updated version of the echo112 app is still available.
How does it work?
There are approximately 40 hospitals in Switzerland that currently use electronic identification (EID) technology: they are equipped with a Bluetooth transmitter in their A&E departments which activates the donor card on your smartphone once you are within radius (i.e. as soon as you enter A&E). You must have Bluetooth enabled on your device to enable hospital staff to access your donor card. Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential at all times. Your details are saved on your smartphone and can only be accessed without entering the password in A&E.
The traditional donor card in paper form is still valid: you can order one free by phoning +41 800 570 234, or you can visit our website www.swisstransplant.org, complete one online and print it out. You can of course use both the traditional donor card and the digital donor card. It is also important to inform your next of kin of your decision.
Please help to spread out
With social media
Tell everyone with social media that you've made your decision and help motivating others to do the same.
Your personal mailing list
Let your friends and relatives know that you have decided to be a donor, and encourage them to follow your example.