Monthly Archives January 2017

A successful double hand transplant at Gift of Life Michigan

The donation and transplant of hands (or any limb) is unusual and complicated. According to Gift of Life (Michigan) hand donation and transplantation is a lengthy procedure that involves the transplantation of skin, bone, blood vessels, muscles, nerves and connective tissue. The program tries, officials said, to match the recipient’s hand size and skin tone with that of the donor’s. “This is one more example of the advances being made in medicine,”… “But the foundation for the advances is the selflessness of donors and their families to say yes to helping and saving others.” Hand transplantation is relatively rare and
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