Slate: If you want to honor Steve Jobs, do what somebody did for him: Donate your organs and tissues.  |  October 26, 2011

A great editorial from Slate encourages readers who are looking to honor and celebrate Steve Jobs to help the next Steve Jobs by becoming organ and tissue donors. Two years ago, Jobs got a liver transplant to prolong his life.

Says the article:

Steve Jobs made machines. They’re machines you can type on, or talk on, or listen to music on. He didn’t just tinker with gadgets. He changed what they did. He made machines do what machines had never done before.

But there was one machine he couldn’t fix: his body.

Jobs died yesterday at 56 because of a glitch in his programming. The glitch was cancer. A lot of smart people are trying to fix this glitch in future releases of the human body. But that’s going to take a while. In the meantime, there’s something you can do to help people such as Jobs. You can supply replacement parts for the machines that keep them alive. You can sign up as an organ donor.

Very poignant.

Remember: tissue donation can have the same life-saving and life-enhancing benefits of organ donation.

 

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