Apple rolled out the firstlast month, and the company is working hard to get it ready by September, and today it has announced a new feature that will be part of this release.
The pre-installed Health app will come with options that will allow iPhone users to instantly register as organ, eye and tissue donors without having to fill in any other form.
Once they sign up to become a donor in the Health app, all their data is automatically submitted to the National Donate Life Registry managed by Donate Life America.
In a press release rolled out today (and which you can find in full in the box after the jump), Apple presents some figures to emphasize how important becoming a donor actually is, pointing out that there are no less than 120,000 Americans waiting for a transplant that could save their lives.
“By working with Apple to bring the National Donate Life Registry to the Health app on iPhone, we’re making it easier for people to find out about organ, eye and tissue donation and quickly register. This is a huge step forward that will ultimately help save lives,” says David Fleming, President & CEO of Donate Life America.
iOS 10 coming in September
Obviously, Apple used this occasion to praise its efforts to help Americans, explaining that it doesn’t take more than a few seconds to register as an organ donor using the new iOS system.
“Apple’s mission has always been to create products that transform people’s lives. With the updated Health app, we’re providing education and awareness about organ donation and making it easier than ever to register. It’s a simple process that takes just a few seconds and could help save up to eight lives,” adds Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer.
iOS 10 is projected to launch in September with the new iPhone 7 and will come with a wide array of enhancements, including an improved lock screen, a revamped notification center, widgets, a significantly overhauled Music app, Safari updates, and many other new tweaks that will enhance the experience with an iPhone.