Double hand transplant a ‘marvellous ride’

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Latest news in Yorkshire: July 06, 2018 12:40:17 PM

The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant has spoken about
the “marvellous ride” since his ground-breaking operation.

Chris King, 58, of Doncaster, lost both hands, except his thumbs, in an
accident at work five years ago.

He had the complex operation at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) in July 2016.

Mr King said he had “never looked back” since the operation as he returned
to thank the hospital’s staff to coincide with the NHS’s 70th anniversary.

Despite knowing very little about who decided to donate his new hands, he
said “I don’t want to let the donor family down”.

Read more at BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44726406

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