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However Monday introduced the excellent news that the surgical procedure to save lots of his life is again on.
Branson was born with a uncommon liver situation and was at all times instructed that he would at some point want a transplant.
Earlier than the surgical procedure was rescheduled, Branson instructed CNN he had solely weeks to dwell.
In February, his uncle was accredited as his residing donor, and a transplant was scheduled for March 25. However then coronavirus broke out in the US.
Twelve days earlier than his uncle was to endure surgical procedure, Branson mentioned his surgeon referred to as to say the process was off. Branson’s surgical procedure was important, however the surgical procedure to take away his uncle’s liver was elective and all non-essential surgical procedures have been canceled in mild of the pandemic.
Branson was instructed the hospital anticipated the coronavirus to peak in just a few weeks, which may shut the window on transplant surgical procedures for a 12 months, he mentioned.
Earlier than Monday’s information that his surgical procedure is scheduled for subsequent week, Branson feared he must wait for one more donor.
He was making ready himself for the chance that the clock would run out earlier than he may discover a answer.
“I really feel that I’ve positively lived for much longer than anybody ever anticipated, and I’ve completed an honest quantity of issues, touched just a few folks, so even when that demise sentence is the case I’m keen to simply accept it,” Branson mentioned.
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