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

Donnie Rickelman Celebrates 4th Anniversary July 2015

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

Five Year Check Up With Physicians and Researchers

Four Year Check Up With Hand Therapist

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

Donnie Rickelman Celebrates 4th Anniversary July 2015

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

Five Year Check Up With Physicians and Researchers

Four Year Check Up With Hand Therapist

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