Need a hand with that? – Megan H 7/11/11

Megan H – Year 6

Doctors in Leeds are looking for the first patient to be the receiver of a new hand in the UK’s first hand transplant operation.

The first ever hand transplant was in France in the year 1998. Since then, worldwide, 60 more similar operations have taken place.

The first UK operation will take place at Leeds General Infirmary this year. The hospital already has a good reputation in reattaching hands for people who have had them cut off or have had an injury.

This is the first person in Spain to recieve a hand transplant.

“Now for these people there is real hope of restoration of natural appearance, natural feeling and function” a plastic surgeon said.

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