Hand Transplant Recipient Going Home, Will Meet Donor’s Father

The eighth person to receive a new hand under Jewish Hospital’s transplant program is preparing to return home this week. At 56, Ronald Thurman is the program’s oldest transplant patient. He lost his right hand eight years ago in a farming accident and received his new hand in February. It came from 22 year old […]

Indiana Man Is Jewish Hospital’s Eighth Hand Transplant Recipient

An Indiana man has become the eighth person to receive a hand transplant at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital. Fifty-six year old Ronald Thurman of Marion received a new right hand in a 15-and-a-half hour procedure that ended early this morning. The donor hand came from a 22 year old Texas man who lost his life in […]