Donald "Donnie" Rickelman



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NAME: Donald "Donnie" Rickelman

AGE AT TIME OF TRANSPLANTATION: 36

DATE OF TRANSPLANTATION: July 10, 2011

BIRTH DATE: February 11, 1975

RACE: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: Former Factory Production Worker

PLACE OF BIRTH: Elwood, Indiana

CURRENT RESIDENCE: Linton, Indiana

DATE ENTERED ON ORGAN DONOR NETWORK: June 1, 2010

FAMILY: Wife, Kelli and two teenage children

MEDICAL HISTORY: Mr. Rickelman was injured in a factory accident on March 9, 1998 when both of his hands were caught in a steel splitter machine. His right dominate hand was crushed and his left hand was also injured.  His left hand was partially amputated below the wrist leaving him with a partial thumb and good wrist movement.  He has a cosmetic prosthetic hand.  He is independent in his activities of daily living but struggles with these functioning activities.
 

News Releases / Announcements

Louisville Composite Allograft Program’s Seventh Hand Transplant Recipient Celebrates First Anniversary

Donnie Rickelman sees new left hand for the first time - July 13,2011

Surgery Announcement - July 11, 2011

Images

First Anniversary July 2012

Therapy Sept. 30, 2011

Therapy August 10, 2011

Therapy July 19, 2011

Bandage Change Images - July 13, 2011

Surgery Images- July 10, 2011

Videos

Louisville Composite Allograft Program’s Seventh Hand Transplant Recipient Celebrates First Anniversary

Video Diary - Donnie attends one of his last therapy sessions before heading home

Video: Jewish Hospital’s Seventh Hand Transplant Recipient Heads Home

Video Diary - September 12, 2011

Hand Therapy August 10, 2011

Video Diary - Hand Therapy August 5, 2011

Video Diary - Physician Update July 22, 2011

Video Diary - Meeting the media for the first time

Video Diary - Hand therapy 9-days post op

Video: Hand transplant recipient Donnie Rickelman in hand therapy

Video Diary - Donnie's thoughts on leaving the hospital

Video Diary - Donnie Rickelman sees new left hand

Video: Jewish Hospital/Kleinert Kutz Hand Transplant Recipient Sees New Hand for First Time B-Roll

Video Diary- Dr. Michael Marvin's thoughts on organ donation post surgery

Video: Donnie Rickelman Hand Transplant Surgical and Pre-Transplant B-Roll

Video Media Briefing July 12, 2011 Part 1

Video Media Briefing July 12, 2011 Part 2

Video Media Briefing July 12, 2011 Part 3

Video Diary- Pre-transplant thoughts from Donnie Rickelman

Video Diary- Pre-transplant thoughts from Kelli Rickelman

Video Diary - Immediate post-surgery thoughts from Joseph Kutz, M.D.

 

 

Donald "Donnie" Rickelman



Patient Photo

Low Resolution
96 dpi
500 x 750 pixels

High Resolution
96 dpi
969 x 1454 inches

NAME: Donald "Donnie" Rickelman

AGE AT TIME OF TRANSPLANTATION: 36

DATE OF TRANSPLANTATION: July 10, 2011

BIRTH DATE: February 11, 1975

RACE: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: Former Factory Production Worker

PLACE OF BIRTH: Elwood, Indiana

CURRENT RESIDENCE: Linton, Indiana

DATE ENTERED ON ORGAN DONOR NETWORK: June 1, 2010

FAMILY: Wife, Kelli and two teenage children

MEDICAL HISTORY: Mr. Rickelman was injured in a factory accident on March 9, 1998 when both of his hands were caught in a steel splitter machine. His right dominate hand was crushed and his left hand was also injured.  His left hand was partially amputated below the wrist leaving him with a partial thumb and good wrist movement.  He has a cosmetic prosthetic hand.  He is independent in his activities of daily living but struggles with these functioning activities.
 

News Releases / Announcements

Louisville Composite Allograft Program’s Seventh Hand Transplant Recipient Celebrates First Anniversary

Donnie Rickelman sees new left hand for the first time - July 13,2011

Surgery Announcement - July 11, 2011

Images

First Anniversary July 2012

Therapy Sept. 30, 2011

Therapy August 10, 2011

Therapy July 19, 2011

Bandage Change Images - July 13, 2011

Surgery Images- July 10, 2011

Videos

Louisville Composite Allograft Program’s Seventh Hand Transplant Recipient Celebrates First Anniversary

Video Diary - Donnie attends one of his last therapy sessions before heading home

Video: Jewish Hospital’s Seventh Hand Transplant Recipient Heads Home

Video Diary - September 12, 2011

Hand Therapy August 10, 2011

Video Diary - Hand Therapy August 5, 2011

Video Diary - Physician Update July 22, 2011

Video Diary - Meeting the media for the first time

Video Diary - Hand therapy 9-days post op

Video: Hand transplant recipient Donnie Rickelman in hand therapy

Video Diary - Donnie's thoughts on leaving the hospital

Video Diary - Donnie Rickelman sees new left hand

Video: Jewish Hospital/Kleinert Kutz Hand Transplant Recipient Sees New Hand for First Time B-Roll

Video Diary- Dr. Michael Marvin's thoughts on organ donation post surgery

Video: Donnie Rickelman Hand Transplant Surgical and Pre-Transplant B-Roll

Video Media Briefing July 12, 2011 Part 1

Video Media Briefing July 12, 2011 Part 2

Video Media Briefing July 12, 2011 Part 3

Video Diary- Pre-transplant thoughts from Donnie Rickelman

Video Diary- Pre-transplant thoughts from Kelli Rickelman

Video Diary - Immediate post-surgery thoughts from Joseph Kutz, M.D.

 

 

 

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare Kleinert Institute Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center University of Louisville School of Medicine