.- Bishop William Weigand of Sacramento is recovering after a liver transplant April 1 at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Doctors say his condition is fair and his recovery is progressing normally. Bishop Weigand, 67, received the new liver from a 50-year-old donor, Sacramento firefighter Dan Havertyn. During the eight-hour operation, 73 percent of Havertynâs liver was removed. He was able to visit briefly with the bishop Sunday, reported ABC.Net.
The bishop was diagnosed with liver disease 24 years ago. He was named bishop of Sacramento 11 years ago.