Nearly A Month Hospitalized, Contra Costa Co. Supervisor Continues Transplant Wait

Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover
Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover

CONTRA COSTA CO. (BCN) — Three weeks after checking himself into a San Francisco hospital to undergo a heart and kidney transplant, a Contra Costa County supervisor is still waiting, according to his staff.

Supervisor Federal Glover checked himself into the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center on Feb. 26 to finish tests before his physicians could determine if he was eligible for a transplant, according to a statement his office issued earlier this month.

He said he was eligible, but he’s still waiting for the transplant, senior district representative Ed Diokno said Friday.

“He’s still in the hospital,” Diokno said. “He’s in good spirits and is communicating with our office daily and meeting with staff members almost daily.” Diokno said there’s no predicting when the right match would become available, and in the interim, Glover’s physicians prefer that he remains close by.

“It could be any moment,” Diokno said. At a public event in Concord on Thursday, Supervisor Karen Mitchoff said she had recently visited Glover in the hospital and said, “He’s doing fabulous.”

“I miss my buddy,” Mitchoff said. “He’s going to come through this and he’s going to be back soon with us on the Board of Supervisors.”

Glover has been serving since 2000 as the supervisor of District 5, which includes Martinez, Hercules, Pittsburg and portions of Pinole and Antioch, according to the county’s website. He was chairman of the board in 2004, 2008 and 2013, when he began his fourth term in office.

Individuals who want to send well wishes can send them to the supervisor’s office at 315 East Leland Road in Pittsburg.

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