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Apple Has Found A Way To Encourage Organ Donation

While most people hate to deal with constant Apple iOS updates, the next one could be a matter of life and death to some people. The tech giant just announced that their next iOS operating system update will offer a way to make it easier for folks to sign up to be organ donors.

As part of a partnership with Donate Life America, the update, expected to be released in the fall, will add a button in the iPhone’s Health app, which will allow users to join the National Donate Life Registry, and become an organ, eye or tissue donor.

“It’s a simple process that takes just a few seconds and could help save up to eight lives,” Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. David Fleming, president and CEO of Donate Life America, added, “This is a huge step forward that will ultimately help save lives.”

For the record, there are currently more than 12,000 Americans are on a waitlist for organs, with new names added every ten minutes.

  • The subject of organ donation is of course a personal one to Apple, since its co-founder Steve Jobs had to wait for a liver transplant in 2009, a wait CEO Tim Cook called “excruciating.” Jobs died two years after getting his transplant.

Source: USA Today

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