Friday, October 7, 2011
Steve Job's Life-Saving Legacy
Usually Jobs reserved this talent for gadgets and media.
But in 2009 and 2010, Jobs quietly put this skill toward saving lives.
In October 2010, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that made California the first state in the nation to create a live donor registry for kidney transplants. The bill also required California drivers to decide whether they want to be organ donors when they renew their driver licenses. According to one supporter, this second measure alone should double the number of organ transplants available in California.
Neither of these life-saving changes to California law would ever have happened without the help of Jobs.
Read how Steve Job's ordeal translated into new hope for Californians: http://donatelife-organdonation.blogspot.com/2010/10/special-report-steve-jobs-ordeal.html