CUPERTINO (CBSLA.com) — With just a few taps, iPhone users are now able to sign up using their device to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.
On Tuesday, Apple announced that, with the release of the iOS 10, iPhone users will be able to become nationally registered donors via the Health app.READ MORE: Long Beach Man Killed In Fatal Collision
Registrations from that app, according to Apple, will be submitted to the National Donate Life Registry.READ MORE: Prop Gun Misfire On Set Of Alec Baldwin Movie Kills 1 Person, Wounds Another
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, said he hopes the move will help ease a donor shortage.
He also said Apple co-founder Steve Jobs faced an “excruciating wait” for a liver transplant in 2009.MORE NEWS: Port Hueneme Becoming 'Relief Valve' For Congestion At Ports Of LA And Long Beach
Jobs passed away in 2011.