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German doing well after double arm transplant

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"the donor's arms"

Wow, what an unselfish donor!

"There is also still a risk that Merk's immune system will react, though doctors said so far there was no sign of them being rejected"

They must be shooting him up with some powerful drugs...

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"the donor's arms"

Wow, what an unselfish donor!

Was thinking the same thing. Seems like a story in itself, so I am surprised it was neglected here. Obviously the donor is dead (except for his arms), but details would be nice.

Anyway, nice work Doctors Frankenstein! Just in time for Halloween! --Cirroc

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This is the kind of stuff that deserves a nobel prize!!!

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How could anyone be possibly doing well after a double arm transplant? They are fooling themselves, his body will reject the new arm in about three months then he will be right back where he started.

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How could anyone be possibly doing well after a double arm transplant? They are fooling themselves, his body will reject the new arm in about three months then he will be right back where he started.

If that happens I bet we will not hear about it. The press is terrible at follow up. --Cirroc

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Wow, congratulations. Ladies and gentlemen, give the man a hand! (clap, clap, clap)

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Everton2, at least to me, those three months would be worth it.

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Hope he doesn't have any of those involuntary reflexes from Dr. Strangelove.

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I'd like to know more about the donor. Being an organ donor rules.

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Viva La Deutschland!

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They must be shooting him up with some powerful drugs...

Actually, the drugs are so powerful that they significantly shorten the patient's lifespan. And in many cases, those drugs manage prevent rejection.

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