The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant “about two months” ago. This breaking-news comes only one day after the launch of the iPhone 3G S. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave from Apple Inc. since January to treat an undisclosed medical […]
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WSJ: Steve Jobs Had Liver Transplant "About Two Months" Ago

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant “about two months” ago. This breaking-news comes only one day after the launch of the iPhone 3G S.

Here’s an excerpt from the story:

“Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave from Apple Inc. since January to treat an undisclosed medical condition, received a liver transplant in Tennessee about two months ago. The chief executive has been recovering well and is expected to return to work on schedule later this month, though he may work part-time initially.”

I, like John Gruber, wondered why Jobs went to Tennessee for treatment. The WSJ answers that too:

“… according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, which manages the transplant network in the U.S., there are no residency requirements for transplants. Having the procedure done in Tennessee makes sense because its list of patients waiting for transplants is shorter than in many other states. According to data provided by UNOS, in 2006, the median number of days from joining the liver waiting list to transplant was 306 nationally. In Tennessee, it was 48 days.”

This story, if it holds true,(we have little reason to doubt a source such as the Wall Street Journal, right?)certainly comes as a surprise.

Mr. Gruber also raises great questions on the timing of Jobs’ transplant. I won’t go into the details but you can read the post here.

That leaves only one thing, and I think I can safely speak for everyone here at Mactropolis, get well Steve.

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