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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Texas-based Organ and Tissue Recovery Agency, LifeGift, Recovers Its First Hand for Transplant

Sacramento Bee | LifeGift

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LifeGift, one of the three not-for-profit organ and tissue recovery organizations based in Texas, announced today that it has coordinated the recovery of its first hand to be used in a transplant. The donation, which took place at JPS Health Network, is the second of its kind in Texas.

Referred to as vascularized composite allograft, the hand will be used to restore function to a patient who has experienced hand amputation as a result of severe illness or an injury sustained from an accident or military combat.

The donor was 22-year-old Ian Heidemann from the Fort Worth area. In addition to donating his hand, Ian also donated seven organs, his tissue and his eyes.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/16/4269492/texas-based-organ-and-tissue-recovery.html#ixzz1mc4DJvIG

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