Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has been upgraded and moved from intensive care to a regular room, his doctor said this afternoon.
"He's doing very well, we transferred him this morning," said Clive O. Callender, who performed a kidney tansplant on the former mayor on Friday.
Barry may be discharged from Howard University Hospital possibly as early as Thursday, said Ron Harris, a hospital spokesman.
Barry's donor, Kim Dickens, 47, also remains in recovery, Harris said.
"She's doing fine and could be released as early as tomorrow," he said.
Dickens is a native Washingtonian who has known Barry for more than a decade.
Barry had been on dialysis for several months, after hypertension and diabetes wore down his kidneys, he has said.
A spokeswoman for Barry, Natalie Williams, said she expects Barry and Dickens to speak to media later this week.
Hamil R. Harris