LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has an “excellent prognosis” after receiving a liver transplant at a Tennessee hospital, a doctor confirmed Tuesday.”He received a liver transplant because he was … the sickest patient on the waiting list at the time a donor organ became available,” said Dr. James D. Eason, chief of transplantation at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis. “Mr. Jobs is now recovering well and has an excellent prognosis.”

Eason said in a news release posted on the hospital’s Web site that when Jobs received the transplant, he was in end-stage liver disease.

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