#1 Posted by Aegon (5759 posts) -

So in this article, a soldier received new hands for a transplant from a donor. At first I thought the donor must be dead, but then a quote from the soldier relates how he's also received bone marrow from the patient in order to prevent rejection. That seems strange and the way it's phrased makes me unsure of whether the person is alive or dead. Is such a thing done?

#2 Posted by Demoskinos (15091 posts) -

I'd donate my hands if it meant I could get bad-ass Adam Jensen arms.

#3 Edited by Zomgfruitbunnies (854 posts) -

If all participating parties are willing, something could possibly be arranged, I guess.

But I wouldn't give up my arms while alive for anything.

Well, maybe almost anything.

EDIT: In this particular story, I'm going to guess the two procedures were conducted either in a single session or close succession. The article didn't specify.

#4 Edited by audioBusting (1639 posts) -

The article did say "from the same donor", so I'm going to guess that it's a dying person who's donating as many organs as they can.

edit: I found this, another hand transplant case but pretty much what I said.

oh I didn't read that properly the person died months before the transplant so probably a dead person donated those organs.

#5 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3686 posts) -

Yes, yes they do. Just yesterday I donated 10 of my newly grown hands to "Caring Hands."

#6 Posted by bennyboy (329 posts) -

no because how would they choke the chicken if you know what im sayin

#7 Posted by killacam (1286 posts) -

Ideal age to donate one's hands?

#8 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

I read the same news on the BBC, and I think it said that the donor was dead.

#9 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4467 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

I'd donate my hands if it meant I could get bad-ass Adam Jensen arms.

#10 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4700 posts) -

I doubt someone would donate their hands. Those are kind of important.

#11 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2069 posts) -

I'm pretty sure it is not legal for a doctor to amputate a living person's arm and transplant it. Also, you can harvest bone marrow from a dead person, it's not like it instantly disappears as soon as they're dead.

#12 Edited by believer258 (12081 posts) -
#13 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4606 posts) -

I think the dude was still already dead. Probably separate donations, hands post-mortem. Not sure what the shelf life is on bone marrow.

#14 Posted by ShaggE (6625 posts) -

Jewel doesn't seem to think so.

#15 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@believer258 said:

The person whose hands were donated was most likely dead, but there are people who have willingly had limbs amputated, or at least want their limbs amputated.

I can tell I'm going to be lost in Wikipedia for a few hours just based on that link.

#16 Posted by believer258 (12081 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@believer258 said:

The person whose hands were donated was most likely dead, but there are people who have willingly had limbs amputated, or at least want their limbs amputated.

I can tell I'm going to be lost in Wikipedia for a few hours just based on that link.

Isn't knowledge grand?

#17 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

I'd donate my hands if it meant I could get bad-ass Adam Jensen arms.

Totally.

#18 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2029 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Demoskinos said:

I'd donate my hands if it meant I could get bad-ass Adam Jensen arms.

#19 Posted by Brodehouse (10105 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

I'd donate my hands if it meant I could get bad-ass Adam Jensen arms.

Well now when it happens you won't be able to say you didn't ask for it.

#20 Posted by Jimbo (9930 posts) -

Is this a serious question? Have you donated your brain?

#21 Posted by Demoskinos (15091 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

@Demoskinos said:

I'd donate my hands if it meant I could get bad-ass Adam Jensen arms.

Well now when it happens you won't be able to say you didn't ask for it.

HA!

#22 Posted by Fattony12000 (7588 posts) -

Give them a round of a hands.

#23 Posted by downtime58 (224 posts) -

Of course. What else am I supposed to do with the hands that grow out of my back.

#24 Posted by Icemo (654 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Ravenlight said:

@believer258 said:

The person whose hands were donated was most likely dead, but there are people who have willingly had limbs amputated, or at least want their limbs amputated.

I can tell I'm going to be lost in Wikipedia for a few hours just based on that link.

Isn't knowledge grand?

I feel violated after reading the paraphilia wikipage.

#25 Posted by living4theday258 (680 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

I'd donate my hands if it meant I could get bad-ass Adam Jensen arms.

nuff said.

#26 Posted by Kerned (1170 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

Is this a serious question? Have you donated your brain?

Amen. What the hell, people?

#27 Posted by MikkaQ (10329 posts) -

You wouldn't want my hands, trust me. You don't know where they've been.