Steve Jobs making "excellent" recovery from transplant

Memphis (TN) – The hospital that gave Apple CEO Steve Jobs a liver transplant said that the prognosis for his recovery was excellent.

Jobs gave permission for the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute to issue a statement and he’s already started working from home, and expects to return at the end of this month.

In the statement, the hosptal said that Jobs was listed for transplantation for an approved indication under United Network for Orange Sharing (UNOS) policies.

He had a transplant because he was the sickest patient on the waiting list at the time a donor organ was available.

“Mr Jobs is now recovering well and has an excellent prognosis,” the statement continued.

Concern about the health of Steve Jobs has caused the firm’s share price to waver, but the news caused its stock to rise on NASDAQ. It currently stands at $135.89.