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01/28/2013

1st soldier to survive losing all limbs in Iraq war gets double-arm transplant in Baltimore

External Link - Source: Washington Post

The first soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.  He also received bone marrow from the same dead donor who supplied his new arms. That novel approach is aimed at helping his body accept the new limbs with minimal medication to prevent rejection.

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