Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Britain's first hand transplant to be performed in NHS hospital next year

[ via Mail Online ] 27 Dec

Surgeons are to carry out Britain’s first hand transplant, giving hope to those who have suffered terrible injuries.
Richard Mangino, 65, was the world's first double hand transplant recipient in Boston, U.S. in October (Photo: AP)
It involves plastic surgeons carefully  stitching on one from a donor, and a new NHS unit will be set up for the procedure.

Professor Simon Kay, who is spearheading the facility at Leeds Teaching Hospital, said the first procedure would be carried out  next year and five or six people had already come forward as potential recipients.

Read more at: Mail Online


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