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Organ donation made simple, thanks to Apple

In the beginning, this will be available for only US residents.

I am not an Apple fanboy (err fangirl), but I sure love the way they innovate and keep introducing new features to their devices. And now, with the latest iPhone update scheduled for this fall, Apple aims to do its bit for resolving the donor shortage problem spread across the world. The company’s latest software update will introduce a new button to its Health app, which would make it easier for the iPhone owners to enrol themselves into the national donor registry.
Organ donation made simple
What made Apple keen on this? CEO Tim Cook told The Associated Press that the problem hit home when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs endured an “excruciating” wait for a liver transplant in 2009. So, now we can really connect the dots.

What else we know of this upcoming feature us that it will benefit US people only in the beginning, but we sure can hope that Apple might plan to enable this feature for citizens of other countries too. And when that happens, we wish that people also do their bit by registering themselves to the list—only tech can’t help solve the world’s biggest problems after all.

(Richa Sharma is working with TMI as a contributory author)

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