Chapter 8: Steve Jobs

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There is a limited supply of organs that are obtainable to those who need it. One significant problem in society is deciding who should receive the few available ones. Chapter 8 covers the issue of determining who is deserving of organs and how they should be distributed. In 2009, reports that Steve Jobs had gotten a liver transplant in Tennessee were made public. People accused him of “cheating the system” because he had used his affluence to get onto several waiting lists so he would be able to get the liver transplant as soon as possible. Because Jobs was wealthy, he could acquire a liver much quicker than any middle-classed American, and people deemed this to be unfair; they did not believe that Jobs was entitled to “skip the waiting

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