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UK’s first hand transplant ‘a success’

Doctors say the UK’s first hand transplant patient is making progress after an eight-hour operation. Surgeons have removed Mark Cahill’s paralysed right hand and attached a new one from a donor. 

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Man’s heart replaced with a pump.

This is an amazing short film (under 3 minutes) which is well worth a watch.

It shows the story of two surgeons who completely remove the heart of a man and replace it with a centrifugal pump. Suffering from Amyloidosis, the man would have died within a day without the procedure, but according to one surgeon, “The following day, he was completely stable” and went home to his wife shortly afterwards.

(Source:, via 8bitfuture)

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