AP News’ Marilynn Marchione makes a quite inflammatory suggestion that “Rich folks (like Apple founder Steve Jobs) have an edge in getting scarce organ transplants” by listing themselves on the list at multiple transplant center’s.
Whilst there is no evidence that Mr Jobs was on more than one list, Dr James Eason, Transplant Chief at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis has stated that “he was the sickest patient on the waiting list at the time a donor organ became available” and is making “excellent prognosis” after the procedure.
With the latest Apple 3G S iPhone selling over a million devices in its first weekend i think there is a tremendous opportunity for Mr Jobs to give back to the transplant services that have helped him so greatly.
UPDATE 5th JULY 2016: Apple & Donate Life America bring national organ donor registration to iPhone
“Cupertino, CA and Richmond, VA — Apple and Donate Life America announced today that, for the first time ever, iPhone users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app with the release of iOS 10. Through a simple sign up process, iPhone users can learn more and take action with just a few taps. All registrations submitted from iPhone are sent directly to the National Donate Life Registry managed by Donate Life America. The ability to quickly and easily become a nationally-registered donor enables people to carry their decision with them wherever they go”