Boston Children’s starts hand transplant program
A front page story in The Boston Globe reports that Boston Children’s Hospital has started the world’s first pediatric hand transplant program. The research-based program will offer bi-lateral hand transplants for children living without two functioning hands. A hospital ethics committee approved the program following a two-year review and evaluation of potential recipients will begin immediately. The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, WCVB-TV Channel 5 and WBZ Radio also reported on the announcement.