Clint Hallam, the man he selected for the world’s first hand
transplant, refused to keep up with the lifelong drug regimen required
to suppress immune responses, along with regular exercises to train the
new hand. After three years he had the hand removed.
Brain-dead patients in France are presumed to be organ donors unless
they have made explicit provisions to the contrary, and approval by
next of kin is not normally required.
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