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Date: 07/17/09 06:00 AM

33 Responses to America`s First Double Hand Transplant Recipient

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    134 Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2009 at 6:09 am
    Link: America`s First Double Hand Transplant Recipient - Although the surgery was a success, he still has a long way to go before things get better.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2009 at 6:22 am
    Amazing story!
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2009 at 6:44 am
    I`m an organ donor. I wasn`t until I had kids, then realized that I would want someone to help them if they needed it, so I should be willing to help others if they need it.

    Wonder when he`ll get legs the same way he got hands.

    Also, I wonder if this technique could be used on someone born with "incomplete" limbs.

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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5143 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 6:54 am
    Wow, this is amazing...
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 7:10 am
    wow, you have the hands of a 23-yr-old. Oh, wait....
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 7:15 am
    they actually don`t look weird at all
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 7:27 am
    Wow! Good for him.

    My dad said he knew a guy with wooden legs and real feet. It was a joke, I think.

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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
    1396 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 7:31 am
    This will probably sound pedantic but:

    `Double hand transplant patient dreams of feeling wife`s touch and cooking again`

    ? he can already `feel her touch`, he has skin doesnt he? I dont think its her touch he wants to feel O.o

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    Guy6870 Male 13-17
    143 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 7:32 am
    When I signed up to be an organ donor, I thought it was only my internal organs they where after. No one said anything about limbs...

    I guess I still don`t mind either way, as long as they leave my face.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2009 at 7:41 am
    "Also, I wonder if this technique could be used on someone born with "incomplete" limbs."

    That would be my situation, and I`m not sure. My left hand (and feet) never developed, so the nerve endings, tissue, blood vessels, all of those things are completely sealed off and react like the end of a normal limb would. I also wonder how it would affect my brain, considering I probably don`t have the area designated for feelings coming from my left hand. That`s why amputees get phantom limb syndrome but those born without the limb at all don`t get it.

    Even if this was available for me, I`m not entirely sure I;d want to do it. Not at this stage in my life at least. I have one functioning hand and one arm that stops a bit after the wrist and two feet without toes, I`m not nearly at the state this guy was in (and he could drive, wow!). I just feel like right now a major surgery would be more of a hindrance than anything.

    Hm.

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    test-user564 Male 18-29
    491 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 8:18 am
    what happened to the 23 year-old donor?
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    KOLLO Female 18-29
    396 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 8:50 am
    wow, medical science is great, isn`t it just?!
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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
    1377 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 8:56 am
    so he went from having no hands to having hands and they don`t work......right
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    GrayFox Male 18-29
    91 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 9:14 am
    "what happened to the 23 year-old donor?"

    Probaly a car crash or some thing like that

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    nissanxterra Male 18-29
    425 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 9:31 am
    dude could you imagine the complexity of that surgery?

    lol and not to mention how tedious? Because after he spends all that time on the first hand and completes it, he`s only half done

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    Popnoyt Female 13-17
    28 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 9:44 am
    i`d rather have no hands, then some dead guys hands attached to my body.
    same with the face transplant thing.
    even if you get a face transplant, you still look deformed.
    plus its so morbid D:
    its like leather face.
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    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
    801 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 10:44 am
    "to hold his wife and cook again."

    I have to admit, I read that part wrong the first time round...

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    Concetra Male 18-29
    2051 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 10:53 am
    Sweet! Now he can go on a murdering spree.
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    Harijuku Female 18-29
    390 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    Y so blatantly stitched on.

    and GrayFox not all 20-somethings are totally reckless drivers if thats what you`re implying.

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    Godzukis_Dad Male 30-39
    211 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    This is awesome! I wonder if he`ll feel a little gay though the first time he rubs one out. At least he won`t have to cut off circulation to his hand to feel like someone else is doing it. Oh my God I`m sick! I need help! Someone help me.
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    Mooshoo Male 30-39
    215 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    "i`d rather have no hands, then some dead guys hands attached to my body."

    That`s the spirit! I would not like some dead guys hand attached to my body. now, if they were attached to my arms...

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    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 3:15 pm
    I`m gonna hope that`s swelling and he didn`t gets hands from a fat guy.
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    Adrift_Angel Female 18-29
    339 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    I agree, Mooshoo.
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    diverdown Male 40-49
    177 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    At least he can wipe his own a55 and play with Mr. Winkie now.
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5143 posts
    July 17, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    "i`d rather have no hands, then some dead guys hands attached to my body."

    "That`s the spirit! I would not like some dead guys hand attached to my body. now, if they were attached to my arms..."

    I just had a hilarious vision... :)

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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    July 18, 2009 at 5:52 am
    Real life Frankenstein
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    July 18, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    diver ass isn`t censored
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    DrHorrible Male 18-29
    108 posts
    July 18, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    I think it`s amazing that we can actually do this now. I hope it goes well, since there`s always a chance of tissue rejection, but I think it`s past that point. Now it`s just a matter of how much he gets back.

    This is exactly why I`m a registered organ donor.

    Best wishes to his family.

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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
    1381 posts
    July 19, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    This is just creepy beyond all reason. Give it twenty years and technology will have advanced enough to basically construct a robotic huamnoid.

    Skynet, what?

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    The_Waz Male 18-29
    169 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 11:50 am
    aw that was nice, i hope thats swelling in his arms and not how they actually look lol
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    tp1212 Male 13-17
    299 posts
    July 21, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    I am here to present a solution for the organ shortage!
    Only registered organ donors should be able to get organ transplants. (You betcha ass that 99% of the population will register in a week.)
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    th1rt3n Male 13-17
    35 posts
    July 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    i gotta hand it to that surgeon, he did quite a good job.

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