Apple and Donate Life America announced today 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. 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. The ability to quickly and easily become a nationally-registered donor enables people to carry their decision with them wherever they go.
There’s a lack of donors in many, many countries, and relatively simple initiatives like this can do a lot to get people to sign up to be a donor and potentially save a lot of lives.
Great initiative by Apple and Donate Life America.
But be careful when it comes to local laws.
I can’t donate my organs or give blood because I had Chemotherapy after getting Blood Cancer in 2009.
This is the law here in the UK. There have been cases where a donor organ was later found to contain cancerous cells thus giving the recipient the disease.
I support the UK law on this. This might not the the same in other countries.
It would be IMHO, stupid to sign up for this if you have had Cancer.