Steve Jobs was there at the ceremony to honor the signing of California SB 1395, a bill that simplifies organ donation status and constructs the nation’s first kidney donor registry. Steve Jobs, who had liver transplant last year while on leave of absence from Apple, has been a strong supporter for better donor as ever since. Along with Jobs, Schwarzenegger was also present at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, CA to mark the signing of the transplant bill into law.
With Governor Schwarzenegger, let’s see what Jobs had that to say:
“There were not adequate livers in California to go around. I was advised by my Stanford doctors to enroll on a list at a Memphis hospital, considering it was more favorable to get a liver there.
“I was lucky,” he said considering he had the ability to fly cross country in the four-hour window needed
It is quite an interesting sight of Steve Jobs beyond Apple, and an admirable bit of work by this California icon. Steve also noted that 400 Californians died waiting for donor organs in 2009. The issue is a big concern for the Californian.