With Medical ID you can manage all your personal medical files in one App.
Switzerland: Create and manage the official digital organ donor card and share your decision with your relatives.
Important medical information like allergies and medication is all stored on your Emergency ID card.
When arriving in a hospital equipped with EID technology, both cards will be accessible to healthcare providers, even if you are unconscious. You need to leave Bluetooth activated for the cards to be accessible in hospitals (no impact on battery life).
Protecting your data is important to us. Your cards are saved securely in your Passbook app (iPhone) or on the Medical ID app itself (Android) – you alone will be able to access your medical details. The cards will only be displayed on the lock screen in accident and emergency or intensive care units which have the appropriate equipment. No other personal data will be disclosed.
Hospitals are equipped with detectors in their accident and emergency and intensive care units. These devices are called beacons and are boxes that are about 3 × 3 cm in size. Whenever you are near one of these beacons with your smartphone, your cards will be displayed automatically on your lock screen – there is no need to enter your pin.
If you are unconscious, the ambulances and helicopter services below will be able to see your EmergencyID card on your phone and have access to vital information. They will then be able to give you the best treatment possible and already contact your friends and family.
If your hospital is not on the list of supported hospitals, there is no beacon installed in your hospital. Please contact the hospital management directly, they can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order a beacon.
The following criteria must be met in order for the card to be displayed on your smartphone’s lock screen.
On the one hand to simplify and clarify Echo112. On the other hand to give more visibility to Emergency ID and the Donor Card.
Your cards from the old Echo112 app are still available in the wallet app. You can update those cards with the Medical ID app.
Your cards from the old Echo112 app are still available in the Pass2U/PassWallet app. We recommend to delete the old card, when you create a new one. The new cards are now saved directly in the Medical ID app. There is no need for an additional app.
You can use the app to inform friends and acquaintances of your decision. A text template will be shared that you can edit before sending. This text is transmitted via your phone’s share function, which means that you can send it via the channel of your choice: SMS, e-mail, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.
There are currently no plans to develop a version of Echo112 for Windows Phone. People who own a Windows Phone can still express their wishes regarding organ donation by printing out a traditional paper donor card. (www.swisstransplant.org)
No. There is no central register for organ donors in Switzerland.