Apple has been a company which has been among some of the biggest forces in the markets of technology for the past several years. The company has brought forward a large number of changes, updates and upgrades in the way the markets of technology function, and has been innovating several aspects of the industry. Apple, with their latest iPhone feature, is now urging the users to donate organs.
This new iPhone feature will help the users register for organ donation in just a few taps. This app will reach millions of iPhone users via a new software update in the form of an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every iPhone from Apple. This is indeed a good step forward from the company, and is quite the noble cause Apple has been associated with over the years.
This comes as a direct vision of the Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said that there has been a major shortage of organ donation over the years, and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, endured an “excruciating” wait for a liver transplant in 2009.
“Watching and seeing him every day, waiting and not knowing — it stuck with me and left an impression that I’ll never forget,” Cook told The Associated Press. Cook was so concerned that he offered to donate part of his own liver, although Jobs refused. Jobs, however, passed away 2 years after his liver transplant, in 2011.
More than 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, as per David Fleming, chief executive of Donate Life America, a nonprofit national donation registry that’s working with Apple. This is indeed a good step forward from the company, and little efforts like these are what set Apple apart from their competitors. Organ donation is important, and lacks awareness. Hopefully, Apple’s efforts would help save many lives over the years.