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iOS 10 update makes it easy to become an organ donorA new feature in Apple's Health app will allow iOS users to become a part of a US registry of organ donation.
Apple announced organ donation registration will be an option in IOS 10. The company has partnered with Donate Life America. Started with IOS 10 Apples health app will offer the option for a user to sign up to be an organ I and a tissue donor. Apple says when you register the data is sent directly to the National Donate Life Registry. That registry is maintained by Donate Life America. The organization says 120 thousand people are waiting for a transplant. The health app already includes Medical ID, that which holds information about allergies, medications and blood type. The app also has a simple organ donor option where you can identify yourself as one or not. When IOS 10 rolls around, the ability to register as a donor will be the medical ID section of the the app. Apples says the registration process will take a few seconds. Each person who signs up can save up to eight people. Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Associated Press that organ donation hit home when Steve Jobs was awaiting a liver transplant in 2009. Cook offered Jobs part of his own liver, but Jobs refused. Cook says he hopes the new iOS feature will bring a substantial increase in donor registrations. I'm Aya Zaktar, you can keep up with the hottest tech news at cnet.com/update.