Man Who Received a Double Hand Transplant Writes Letter of Thanks to Doctors




/ 3 years ago

The first person to have a double hand transplant has written a letter of thanks to the doctors who made it possible.

Chris King, the recipient of the transplant, is now able to write letters, hold a cup of tea and form a fist. Things he thought would be impossible to do again.

Speaking to SkyNews Mr King said “It’s been going fantastically. I can make a fist, I can hold a pen, I can do more or less the same functions as I could with my original hands. There are still limitations but I’m getting back to the full Chris again.”

He added that the “icing on the cake” would be “when I can do my laces, and I don’t think that’s far off”.

Chris King enjoying a cup of tea thanks for this new hands.

You do not need to know a lot about surgery to appreciate the incredible break through this represents and how this represents a tangible advancement in medicine to improve the standard of living for many people.

We at Eteknix would like to acknowledge the brilliant work of Professor Kay and his team at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital for achieving such a brilliant feat.

Mr King is progressing day by day and eventually feels he might be able to maybe even tie his own shoelaces again. Following this success of his surgery he has put out an appeal by asking people to consider becoming donors themselves  – “Become a donor and live your life to the full like I want to live now,”.



Topics: , , , , , , ,

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest newsreviews, and competitions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest technology news, reviews and more. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Looking for more exciting features on the latest technology? Check out our What We Know So Far section or our Fun Reads for some interesting original features.

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video

  • Be Social With eTeknix

  • Latest Video

  • Features

  • Poll

    Do You Overclock Or Run At Stock?

    View Results

  • Archives