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How Steve Jobs got his new liver -- only folks with access to a private jet need apply.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gKB75XZhys...

Jobs, who lives in Palo Alto, Calif., was able to get on a shorter waiting list, in Tennessee.

Here's where money comes in.

To get on a transplant center's list, a prospective patient must go there, be evaluated by the staff and have tests to confirm medical need. If accepted, the patient must be able to get to that center within seven or eight hours if an organ becomes available. That means renting or buying a place nearby or being able to afford a private jet, or $3,000 to $5,000 for a chartered plane, to fly in on short notice.

People also can get on as many wait lists as they like as long as they can travel there and meet the terms.

"It is at the transplant program's discretion if they know it is a multiple listing" to accept someone already on another waiting list, said Joel Newman, a spokesman for UNOS, the United Network for Organ Sharing, which runs the nation's transplant system.

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