CALIFORNIA IN BRIEF : SAN FRANCISCO : Woman Receives Liver Transplant

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A gravely ill, 22-year-old woman received a liver transplant in San Francisco after a frantic search for a donor organ that included the efforts of Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. Officials feared that they would not find a replacement organ in time to save Wendy Marx, who suffers from hepatitis B. But with the aid of a public plea from Lewis, the new liver was obtained from an accident victim in the East. Lewis, who won six gold medals and a silver medal during the last two Olympics, is writing his autobiography with the aid of Marx's brother, Jeffrey Marx. The woman was listed in stable condition after the transplant operation.

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