Mark Cahill after his hand transplant operation
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Patient has first UK hand transplant operation

A former pub landlord from West Yorkshire has become the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant.

Mark Cahill, who is 51, had been unable to use his right hand after it was affected by severe gout.

He was given a donor hand in an eight-hour operation at Leeds General Infirmary.

Fergus Walsh reports.

Footage courtesy of My New Hand, BBC One

  • 04 Jan 2013
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