Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has issued a press release with Steve Jobs’ permission, confirming that Jobs’ had the procedure done at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute. James D. Eason, M.D., program director at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute and chief of transplantation confirmed today, with the patient’s permission, that Steve Jobs received a liver […]
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Hospital Confirms Jobs's Liver Transplant

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has issued a press release with Steve Jobs’ permission, confirming that Jobs’ had the procedure done at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute.

James D. Eason, M.D., program director at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute and chief of transplantation confirmed today, with the patient’s permission, that Steve Jobs received a liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in partnership with the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

Apparently Jobs was the sickest patient of his blood type, on the list and thus recieved a liver first.

He received a liver transplant because he was the patient with the highest MELD score (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease) of his blood type and, therefore, the sickest patient on the waiting list at the time a donor organ became available. Mr. Jobs is now recovering well and has an excellent prognosis.

The press release goes on to mention that the institute is one of the ten largest liver transplant centers in the United States, and has a high patient survival rate. Which were some of the reasons Jobs chose this particular institute.

I know right now isn’t the time to criticize, but has anyone else noticed this has blown up into way more than the “common bug” Apple was claiming Jobs had a year ago?

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