Earlier today, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger held a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 1395 at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The bill will encourage Californians to become organ donors and will also create the nation’s first living donor registry for kidney transplants. Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Packard Children's CEO Christopher Dawes, state Sen. Elaine Alquist, and Dean Philip Pizzo, MD, among others, were in attendance. Below are more photos from the ceremony.
Gov. Schwarzenegger tells the crowd how the new law will simplify the organ donor process in California while Jobs and state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier look on.
Jobs discusses how becoming an organ donor offers Californians the opportunity to change the lives of patients and their families.
Dean Pizzo congratulates Gov. Schwarzenegger on enacting this legislation into law.
Previously: Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Gov. Schwarzenegger urge Californians to be organ donors
Photos by John B. Stafford