Next Apple iPhone update will make it easier for users to register as organ donors

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The next update for Apple’s iPhone will make it easier for users to register as organ donors. As seen in a report from the Associated Press, Apple is adding an “easy sign-up button” to its Health app, for the organ donation registry. According to the Associated Press, the software will be available to all US iPhone users when the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system is launched in fall this year.

As of June 21, 2013, there are 118,617 people waiting for life-saving organ transplants in the U.S. Of these, 96,645 await kidney transplants. While views of organ donation are positive there is a large gap between the numbers of registered donors compared to those awaiting organ donations on a global level. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs suffered from a rare type of pancreatic cancer, and eventually received a liver transplant in 2009. Jobs even refused the offer of a transplant when Tim Cook suggested it, according to one biography of the Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs later died in 2011.

Apple iOS 10 was announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference last month, with SVP Craig Federighi calling the software update “the biggest iOS release ever for our users.” It is the tenth major release of iOS. iOS 10 introduces numerous improvements across the system including expansion of 3D Touch, an updated lock screen, support for widgets and ” Messages has received substantial updates to communicate in more expressive ways. Apple Maps has been redesigned along with new extensions that allow users to book a ride or reserve a table within the app. Developers can currently access an early beta of the software, with a full release expected later this year alongside the launch of the next iPhone.


iOS 10 is the tenth major release of iOS, the mobile operating system by Apple Inc. It is the successor to iOS 9. It was announced at the company’s WWDC 2016 keynote on June 13, 2016, with release scheduled for Fall 2016. iOS 10 introduces numerous improvements across the system including expansion of 3D Touch, an updated lock screen, and support for “widgets.” Messages has received substantial updates to communicate in more expressive ways. Apple Maps has been redesigned along with new extensions that allow users to book a ride or reserve a table within the app. A new Home app manages HomeKit-enabled accessories all in one place. The revamped Photos app helps users organize occasions with Memories. Siri can be now be integrated into third party apps to complete app specific requests, such as starting workouts, sending messages and making payments.


Organ donation is the donation of biological tissue or an organ of the human body from a living or dead person to a living recipient in need of a transplantation. Transplantable organs and tissues are removed in a surgical procedure following a determination, based on the donor’s medical and social history, of which are suitable for transplantation. Such procedures are termed allotransplantations, distinguish them from xenotransplantation, the transfer of animal organs into human bodies. As of June 21, 2013, there are 118,617 people waiting for life-saving organ transplants in the U.S. Of these, 96,645 await kidney transplants. While views of organ donation are positive there is a large gap between the numbers of registered donors compared to those awaiting organ donations on a global level..



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