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Bravo Apple!-Raise awareness & help save lives

Posted on 6/07/2016 by Jerri Howlett

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Take a look at your phone, how many apps do you have that are beneficial to someone other than yourself and making a genuine difference in the world? 

My answer...is from today is one,this is something personally I need to address. I came across an article this morning on the Guardian website that stood out from the crowd & made me think hard. The geniuses over at Apple have created an organ/eye/tissue donor registration app which they are hoping will be live by the end of 2016.

After Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs endured an excruciating wait for a liver transplant in 2009 and sadly passed away in October 2011, Tim Cook announced Apple is working in partnership with Donate Life America to launch a new app with the intention of decreasing the long-lasting donor shortage in the US.  

Statistics show on average; one person dies every hour in the US waiting for an organ transplant because the demand for lifesaving transplants far exceeds the available supply of organs. One donor can save as many as eight lives, by giving the vital public information regarding the issue at hand and how they can make a difference is essential in the fight to ultimately save lives. 

Apple is not the only technology company that has pledged to aid in driving organ donor registration. Facebook, Google and Twitter have also pledged support to develop new tools and public advocacy campaigns, which is amazing news! 

Unfortunately, the UK are a step behind the US in this technology breakthrough  if you would like to make a difference and register, please visit the donation website below. It takes just two minutes, which we can all spare, just think of it as one less scroll on Facebook

https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/register-to-donate/