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Steve Jobs: I was near one of those who died waiting for a liver "

Steve Jobs

I was lucky because many others died waiting for a transplantSteve Jobs said last Friday at a conference that will launch a new organ donation bill in California. After being introduced by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Apple's CEO spoke for the second time in public about the transplant he suffered last year and refused to discuss during long months despite all the insistent rumors about his state of health, questioned at the time.

Steve Jobs answered questions regarding the process of his operation at the time and the reasons for his choice to have Memphis operated on.

I was receiving a lot of care here at Stanford, he says, but there just weren't enough livers available. And my doctor advised me to sign up for a transplant program in Memphis, Tennessee, where supply and demand are more favorable than it is here in California. And I was lucky enough to get a liver time ” explained Apple’s C.E.O.

Jobs said last year in California there were 671 liver transplants and 3,400 people in need of a new liver. 400 of them died before they could get one. I was near one of those who died waiting for a liver in California last year ”he said a group gathered at the children's hospital Lucille Packard from Standford.

The bill, which Steve Jobs argues for, is based on optimizing the transportation of organ donations. So that they happen faster and in better conditions.

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