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First US Hand Transplant Patient Continues To Recover Nicely

For Immediate Release: 1/28/1999

(Louisville, Kentucky) - Matt Scott, the first hand transplant patient in the U.S., is recovering ahead of schedule at Jewish Hospital according to Kleinert, Kutz and Associates and University of Louisville surgeon Warren Breidenbach. A press briefing has been scheduled for Friday, January 29, 1999 in the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center conference center (top floor) at 3:30 p.m. The briefing will include a general update as well as specific information concerning the rehabilitation splint that will be placed on Matt's hand Friday morning. The briefing will be available live via satellite. The satellite coordinates are SBS-6 Transponder 9. B-roll of the splint application will follow the press briefing. Satellite time has been reserved from 3:30 to 4:14 p.m. Additional updates will be provided via fax on Saturday and Sunday. No press briefings or interviews will be scheduled over the weekend due to availability of the physicians. For additional information, visit the web site at NOTE: If you have not visited the Jewish Hospital campus during the hand transplant coverage, you must check-in with Security before the briefing at the SKYCARE building (corner of Brook and Liberty Streets). If you have checked in during the hand transplant coverage, please wear the credentials you were given while you are on the Jewish Hospital campus.

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