Vikash Khana recently asked me:
"Do you know how Fredrik Olausson is doing? He's retired and living in Sweden, obviously, but the last I heard, he was in need of a liver transplant due to serious illness."
News broke about this last February here in North America, but typically any following news has been next to impossible to find. So I asked my old co-author Patrick Houda over in Sweden. As always, he came up with the answer:
Olausson got a new liver in June and is recovering well. The operation took 6 hours (normally it takes 10-14) and was successful. He was released from hospital on July 5. It took some time for him to get a new liver because of his rather unusual blood type. He has a disease called PBC (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) which is a chronic liver disease.
He still goes to hospital on a regular basis for followups to monitor how his body is accepting the new liver.