Steve Jobs refused a piece of Tim Cook’s liver

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Five years down the road since Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, after he battled with liver cancer after a long time. Now details have emerged from excerpts of an upcoming biography on the Apple founder, “Becoming Steve Jobs.” which confirm that Tim Cook offered his boss a piece of his liver in 2009 but Jobs refused.

Several excerpts of this up coining book have been published in Fast Company this week. They detail how a concerned Cook, went to get his blood tested, according to the biography. It turned out that his blood type matched Jobs’. Upon further investigation, Cook’s doctors determined that he could donate Jobs a piece of his liver, and the transfer had a high likelihood of success — for both patients.

A liver is one of the human internal organs have can regenerate, so Cook’s liver would have┬ádeveloped to full size, as would have the piece of liver that Cook donated to Jobs. But Jobs refused, the biographer says. Apple CEO said

“‘He cut me off at the legs, almost before the words were out of my mouth, ‘No,’ he said. ‘I’ll never let you do that. I’ll never do that.’Steve only yelled at me four or five times during the 13 years I knew him, and this was one of them”

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Jobs ultimately got a life-saving liver transplant. He ultimately died of cancer in 2011.


Source: Fast Company

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