An astonishing story is to appear in a new book on Steve Jobs – suggesting that current Apple CEO Tim Cook once offered to give Apple’s dying founder part of his liver. Seriously.
According to Fast Company, Cook went as far as getting all of the tests done – before Jobs refused to take it.
“One afternoon, Cook left the house feeling so upset that he had his own blood tested. He found out that he, like Steve, had a rare blood type, and guessed that it might be the same. He started doing research, and learned that it is possible to transfer a portion of a living person’s liver to someone in need of a transplant. About 6,000 living-donor transplants are performed every year in the United States, and the rate of success for both donor and recipient is high. The liver is a regenerative organ. The portion transplanted into the recipient will grow to a functional size, and the portion of the liver that the donor gives up will also grow back.”
The book, Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli is apparently due out in a couple of weeks.