I am pleased to confirm 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.
Mystery no more, and this makes me think Jobs himself was the source for the WSJ’s story Friday.