Friday, September 11, 2009

Steve Jobs - Back at Work

Earlier this week Steve Jobs appeared at an Apple Inc. product unveiling news conference, which was his first official appearance in public since a liver transplant earlier this year. In explaining his transplant surgery, Jobs said,

I have the liver of a twentysomething person who died in a car crash and who was generous enough to donate their [sic] organs.

I wouldn't be here without such generosity, so I hope all of us can be as generous and elect to be organ donors.
Liver transplants are uncommon and unlike cancer or heart disease or diabetes, which are more commonly found in the general population, liver disease and organ donation don't have the same level of awareness. So when a world renowned CEO like Jobs has a liver transplant, people notice. And they talk. And, hopefully, they sign up to become organ donors.

Glad to know you're faring well, Steve. Thanks for talking openly about your experience and urging others to become organ donors.

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