Volunteer Training, iOS 10, and More!

Hello everyone!

Before I get into what I've been up to, I'd just like to apologize for the very late post. I've been very busy with schoolwork and just haven't been able to get enough time to work on this. It's been about two months since my first year of 9th grade has started, and I'm starting to sympathize with 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. It looks like I'm in for a four-year-long wild ride! However, I've found a good time to work on these every month so expect more regular updates. Now, let's begin!

 

iOS 10

Recently, Apple has released iOS 10, which brings about a lot of useful features, like Portrait mode for the newly-released iPhone 7. However, there is one more addition that is great news for the organ donation community.

"Apple and Donate Life America announced today that, for the first time ever, iPhone users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app with the release of iOS 10. Through a simple sign up process, iPhone users can learn more and take action with just a few taps. All registrations submitted from iPhone are sent directly to the National Donate Life Registry managed by Donate Life America. The ability to quickly and easily become a nationally-registered donor enables people to carry their decision with them wherever they go."

You can read more about this amazing collaboration here: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2016/07/apple-and-donate-life-america-bring-organ-donation-to-iphone.htm

 

My English Textbook

So I was doing my English homework one day, and part of the assignment included a short paragraph about organ donation! I thought it was really great to see that in there, so I just wanted to share that here.

 

Gift of Life Michigan Volunteer Training

So this is the biggest thing I probably did in October, my volunteer training! It was amazing to be surrounded by people who have been impacted by organ donation. Other than the people, we learned how to properly talk about organ donation by giving impromptu speeches to the group. For example, instead of saying “harvesting organs” you should say “recovering organs”. Furthermore, we listened to a presentation about volunteering with Gift of Life, and just socialized with the rest of the group. I was also very fortunate to be able to present my website in front of the people at the volunteer training, and they gave me a lot of feedback on my website, which was very motivating! I'm looking forward to being a volunteer at Gift of Life!

 

So that's it! Once again, I apologize for this blog post being very late, but future posts will be on time. Thank you for reading, feel free to leave a comment, and I'll see you all next month!

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