In 2011, Jobs passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. To fight this, he had tried numerous treatments, including alternative medicine, surgery to remove the tumor, and a liver transplant. He wanted that transplant because the cancer had started to metastasize to his other organs, and a new liver offered him the best chance at retaining as much organ function (and life) as possible.
At the time, this treatment raised a few eyebrows. Livers were (and still are!) in short supply in the organ transplant system, and this led to some suggesting that maybe this wasn't the best use of a viable liver, considering how it had no shot at curing Jobs' cancer, only minimally extending his life. As well as questioning whether maybe Jobs had been allowed to jump the queue, on account of his fame and fortune. It soon came out, though, that Jobs never did anything so illegal ... because he didn't need to.
Jobs was initially placed on the organ donor waiting list in his home state of California, but received his donor organ via the waiting list in Tennessee. There's a reason you don't hear about many people awaiting organ transplants doing this. Alongside the need to appear (and pay) for numerous extensive in-person medical evaluations in every state list you enroll in, patients have to be able to collect their new organs within only a few hours of them becoming available. It feels a little obvious to say this is something the average person can't do or afford, but this is absolutely something the average person can't do or afford.
While Jobs wasn't doing anything illegal, it was undeniably shady. Especially considering, as we previously noted, that liver was never going to save his life. Other people's lives, however ...