This week, Apple and Donate Life America announced that, for the first time ever, iPhone users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app with the release of iOS 10.
The news came in a formal press release issued by the iDevice maker on its website.
Through a simple sign up process, iPhone users can learn more and take action with just a few taps.
All registrations submitted from iPhone are sent directly to the National Donate Life Registry managed by Donate Life America.
According to Apple, the ability to quickly and easily become a nationally-registered donor enables people to carry their decision with them wherever they go.
“On average, one person dies every hour in the United States waiting for an organ transplant because the demand for lifesaving transplants far exceeds the available supply of organs — and one donor can save as many as eight lives,” said David Fleming, President & CEO of Donate Life America. “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.”
iOS 10 will be released this fall.