With the new iOS 10 Health app users will be able to sign up to be an organ donor right from the iPhone. This includes organs, tissues and eyes and will no longer require a trip to the DMV.
When you sign up to be an organ donor on iOS 10 the information is sent directly to the National Donate Life Registry.
“On average, one person dies every hour in the United States waiting for an organ transplant because the demand for lifesaving transplants far exceeds the available supply of organs — and one donor can save as many as eight lives,” said David Fleming, President & CEO of Donate Life America. “By working with Apple to bring the National Donate Life Registry to the Health app on iPhone, we're making it easier for people to find out about organ, eye and tissue donation and quickly register. This is a huge step forward that will ultimately help save lives.”
The iOS 9 Health app includes a Medical ID that indicates if you are an Organ Donor, but you cannot sign up from iOS 9. When iOS 10 arrives this fall, you can use this same app to sign up.