Hospital Confirms Liver Transplant For Apple’s Steve Jobs

by admin June 24, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is “recovering well and has an excellent prognosis” after receiving a liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis, the hospital said Wednesday.

The hospital statement marks the first official confirmation of reports that surfaced in the last week that Jobs had received a liver transplant. The statement, issued with Jobs’ approval, did not say when the operation occurred. A story on quotes a source as saying the medical procedure was performed about two months ago.

Jobs was “the sickest patient on the waiting list at the time a donor organ became available,” said the statement issued by James D. Eason, M.D., program director and chief of transplantation at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute.

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