Apple is to launch a new organ donor option in iOS 10 Health app. Through an official press release, the tech giant has detailed the entire process of the organ donation. iOS users can now sign up for organ, eye as well as tissue donor registry through Donate Life America.
Organ registrations will be sent to the National Donate Life Registry, which will function as a part of Health’s Medical ID feature. The world’s most valuable brand is aiming to promote organ donation via the iOS 10-its latest mobile operating system.
Apple to Introduce Organ Donation Feature in iOS 10 Health App
Simple Sign Up Option in Health App
There will be a new simple sign-up button inside the Health app to allow users to register to become an organ donor in a national donor registry.
“I hope Apple’s efforts will help improve the availability of organs to those that need them. The problem had hit home when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs endured an excruciating wait for a liver transplant in 2009”. Apple CEO Tim Cook told AP.
Initially, It will be available to Only US iPhone Users
Initially, the integrated sign up option will only be available to US iPhone customers.
“With the updated Health app, we’re providing education and awareness about organ donation and making it easier than ever to register.” Apple COO Jeff Williams said in a statement.
Currently, the organ donor signup feature is not available in the current iOS 10 beta. According to sources, it’s expected to arrive when the newest iOS version is released publicly this fall. Some sources are even saying that the organ donation feature may be included in iOS 10 beta 2 for testing.
It’s a significant effort on the part of Apple to encourage people towards organ donation. As of now, there is less awareness among people about it.
The immense value of eyes, heart and other organs are known to only those who either don’t have them or can’t afford to buy them. iGB thoroughly appreciates this significant move.