One of my favorites by all means.  She had stated in interviews that he was taking a drug named  interferon in May 2008 to fight the hepatitis C virus and that both of her kidneys were failing, recently she had been on dialysis.  The big issue was to cure the Hepatitis C infection so the kidney imagetransplant will be a success.  BD 

May 21, 2009 -- Singer Natalie Cole is "resting comfortably" at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after undergoing a kidney transplant operation on May 18, according to Cole's web site.

Cole may be able to leave the hospital as early as next week, her spokeswoman tells WebMD.

Cole went public with her hepatitis C in 2008. "Thankfully, her hepatitis C has been completely cured" by treatment given before the kidney transplant, Cole's spokeswoman tells WebMD via email.

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by infection with a virus. It damages the liver, which may lead to a need for liver transplant.


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