Steve Jobs joins Gov. Schwarzenegger at historic kidney transplant legislation signing

“Steve Jobs joined California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in signing legislation to establish the U.S.’s first nationwide kidney donor registry,” Lonnie Lazar reports for Cult of Mac.

“Jobs, who received a liver transplant in 2009, has been credited with providing the impetus for the bill,” Lazar reports.

Lazar reports, “‘As a transplant recipient, I know how precious this gift of life is,’ Jobs said at the signing ceremony in Palo Alto. ‘And on behalf of those future transplant recipients who will now receive organs because of this new law, I want to thank governor Schwarzenegger, Senator Elaine Alquist and all of the legislators who voted for this law. Thank you all very much.'”

Full article, with a link to a webcast of the signing event, here.

MacDailyNews Note: Donors can sign up here: Donate Life California.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]

24 Comments

  1. Someday, we will have the science to create artificial organs, and the donor shortages will end.

    Until then, we need cadaver organs and live donors for transplants.

    Thank you Steve Jobs and Gov. Schwarzenegger for your continuing efforts to save lives. I don’t live in California, but I think your efforts will help everywhere else too.

  2. Someday, we will have the science to create artificial organs, and the donor shortages will end.

    Until then, we need cadaver organs and live donors for transplants.

    Thank you Steve Jobs and Gov. Schwarzenegger for your continuing efforts to save lives. I don’t live in California, but I think your efforts will help everywhere else too.

  3. Just as important will be all the states (and hopefully countries around the world) that will use this as a guideline for future legislation that will result in greater participation without infringing on the beliefs of others.

  4. Just as important will be all the states (and hopefully countries around the world) that will use this as a guideline for future legislation that will result in greater participation without infringing on the beliefs of others.

  5. Well done. While I won’t give Jobs the credit for it- since he didn’t draft the law or push it through the legislature, merely showed up for the spotlight, nonetheless, it helps to have someone of jobs’ standing behind something like this. Organ donation (not just to chicks- hehe) is a very important and useful thing to do. I have my license showing organ donor and I encourage everybody to sign up with their respective organizations (pun intended) to do the same. No use burying things to rot when they could help save somebody’s life. And that person might be a child, somebody you don’t know, an ax murderer or somebody who changes the world in a positive manner. It funny how everybody supports it when they need it most. Personally I believe if you’re not an certified organ donor prior to diagnosis then you should be below people who are, on the list.

  6. Well done. While I won’t give Jobs the credit for it- since he didn’t draft the law or push it through the legislature, merely showed up for the spotlight, nonetheless, it helps to have someone of jobs’ standing behind something like this. Organ donation (not just to chicks- hehe) is a very important and useful thing to do. I have my license showing organ donor and I encourage everybody to sign up with their respective organizations (pun intended) to do the same. No use burying things to rot when they could help save somebody’s life. And that person might be a child, somebody you don’t know, an ax murderer or somebody who changes the world in a positive manner. It funny how everybody supports it when they need it most. Personally I believe if you’re not an certified organ donor prior to diagnosis then you should be below people who are, on the list.

  7. I donated a kidney to my father-in-law.

    In a strange twist of fate, my wife donated a kidney to her mother exactly one year previously.

    Everyone is now healthy and happy.

    More people should consider donating. Our lives have not been affected negatively in the slightest.

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