We reported early Tuesday that Apple announced iOS 10 would make it easy for iPhone users to register as organ donors. iOS 10 beta 2 was released Tuesday afternoon, and it includes the ability to register, inside the iOS 10 Health app.
In the iOS 10 Health app, users will find a link to register as a donor under the “Medical ID” tab. A new organ donor section there makes it simple to register.
“A single organ donor can save as many as eight lives. That’s why Apple has made it easy to sign up with Donate Life America’s organ donation registry.”
Registration is Easy
The app includes a link to tap to learn more about the organ donor registration process, as well as a link to “Sign Up with Donate Life,” which begins the registration process, from right within the Health app.
Users enter their full name, date of birth, the last four digits of their Social Security number, email address, home address, and their sex. The information is not saved or viewed by Apple, and is sent directly to Donate Life America.
Upon registration, the Medical ID feature will display that you are an organ donor. (The organ donor notification can also be enabled without registering via Donate Life America.)
iOS 10 is currently only available to developers for testing, although it is expected to be made available to public beta testers later this month. Apple’s new mobile operating system will be released to the general public later this year, likely alongside the debut of the new iPhone in September.