Magazine acknowledges Wrigleys honor
Callie Wrigley, a technical records specialist at ITD, was honored earlier this year for creating a streamlined process to submit organ donor forms to the Intermountain Donor Services in Salt Lake City.
Now those efforts are known throughout the country.
MOVE (Motor Vehicle and Law Enforcement) Magazine reported on Wrigleys creative approach to expediting organ donations thereby saving lives in its fall edition. Copies of the magazine circulated through the Divison of Motor Vehicles in September. The article appears on page 46 as part of a summary of Star Search honorees from around the nation. Wrigley received the honor for Region IV.
She developed and implemented a procedure to transfer microfilmed images of the Document of Gift (DOG) forms to compact disks that retain critical document formatting and are compatible with the (IDS) scanning system.
Wrigley coordinated with several people in Idaho and Utah to develop the process and provided sample data to IDS for compatibility testing.
Formerly, all DOGs that were microfilmed with driver license applications by the ITD imaging center were saved after microfilming and returned to the DMV to be packed in boxes and shipped to IDS in Salt Lake City, explains Lynn Rhodes, who nominated Wrigley for the regional award.
IDS retained many volunteers to sort and scan the paper forms. Thanks to Callies new procedure, the small army of volunteers is no longer needed, scanning is more up-to-date and postage and labor costs are substantially reduced.
Before Wrigley stepped in, IDS spent approximately $1,600 annually to have boxes shipped from ITD. The new process of using CDs reduces the annual costs to $35-$60. Beyond the cost savings, however, the process has been streamlined to about 72 hours, saving administrative time, and potentially lives, by connecting potential recipients with organ gifts much faster.
The MOVE article is reprinted below. Also, see archived Transporter story on Wrigleys success.