Thank you all for your wishes. Everyone's prayers and thoughts have been a huge help for me this last four months. I am done with Chemo for a while (I think). Have another round of those cheap PET and C/T tests and will see what happens next.
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.
Mr. Jobs underwent a complete transplant evaluation and was listed for transplantation for an approved indication in accordance with the Transplant Institute policies and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) policies.
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 Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute performed 120 liver transplants in 2008 making it one of the ten largest liver transplant centers in the United States. We provide transplants to patients regardless of race, sex, age, financial status, or place of residence. Our one year patient and graft survival rates are among the best in the nation and were a dominant reason in Mr. Jobs’s choice of transplant centers. We respect and protect every patient's private health information and cannot reveal any further information on the specifics of Mr. Jobs's case.
#433681 - 06/24/0906:13 PMRe: Steve Jobs was more than sick
That was interesting, Nana! I really hope that Steve is now cured and lives a long life. Heck, I'd wish that for anyone who has gone through what he went through! Nothing to do with the power of the rich, just a little human compassion for suffering.
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