Kim Smith – A Correction

The headline of the article “Brit woman needing double hand transplant refuses hands of man and black female”, published on 8 March 2023, claimed that Kim Smith had refused the hands of two different donors. This is not the case: Kim was asked a hypothetical question during a psychological assessment about whether she would accept the hands of someone of a different sex or race to herself and answered no to this question, due to the risk that her body would reject the transplanted hands – which is a possibility according to at least one medical professional, as the article made clear. This correction has been published following an upheld ruling from the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

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