This Fall iOS 10 Will Help You Easily Register to be an Organ Donor

By: Kassidy Coleman


With September just around the corner, Apple users are eagerly waiting to see what new features iOS 10 will bring to the iPhone. Last month at WWDC, we were given announcements that made us excited for iOS 10 to be introduced to the public, including iOS 10 being more outsider-friendly. Now, Apple has announced that they will be making it easier than ever to register to be a national organ donor right from the Health app on your iPhone.

 
Apple has partnered up with Donate Life America and announced that with iOS 10 in the Health app, users will be able to quickly and easily register to be an organ donor. Once you register to become a donor, it will be sent directly to the National Donate Life Registry.


Apple stated
, “over 120,000 Americans are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant – and every ten minutes, a new individual is added to the national transplant waiting list. Each organ donor can save as many as eight lives and heal many more through the gifts of tissue and eye donation. In the absence of donor registration, families are left to make the decision about donation in what is often the worst moment of their lives, the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one.”

 

The shortage of organ donations has been a rising issue in the United States. CEO Tim Cook told Associated Press that the problem really hit home when his good friend and boss, Steve Jobs, had an “excruciating” wait for his liver transplant back in 2009. Jobs passed away two years after he received the transplant that extended his life, due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

 

The updated Health app will help users become educated and aware of the importance of organ donations, while also providing health and fitness information.

 

What do you think about being able to register as an organ donor from your iPhone? Let us know in the comments below or join the conversation on Twitter!

 

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