A German man became the first person in the world to receive a double arm transplant.
From The Scotsman:
Karl Merk, 54, a German farmer, lost his arms six years ago in an accident involving a combine harvester.
Found bleeding heavily by a colleague, he screamed: “Kill me, kill me.” But the man saved his life.
Yesterday, Mr Merk gave a press conference with his doctors at the teaching hospital of the Technical University in Munich, where he underwent the transplant in July.
“These are my arms, and I’m not giving them away again,” he said.
Mr Merk said that when he first woke up, he could not believe the operation had been a success. “It was really overwhelming when I saw that I had arms again,” he said.