Michael McCrerey (seated) at Scripps Green hospital one week after his
liver transplant. Dr. Randy Schaffer (third from right) was the lead surgeon.
Dr. Christopher Marsh (second from right), head of organ and cell
transplants, went to Chula Vista to pick up Mario Pinedo’s donated liver.
Michael McCrerey wanted to die at home. In the four years since he’d been diagnosed with liver disease, he’d been hospitalized at least a dozen times (six in the past 12 months), his abdominal cavity ...