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UK's first hand transplant in Yorkshire

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7:37am 2nd November 2011
(Updated 8:29am 2nd November 2011)

A Yorkshire hospital trust says the UK's first hand transplant could take place within 12 months.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has written to plastic surgeons asking them to help identify possible patients who could undergo the procedure.

The operation would take place at Leeds General Infirmary - making it one of a few centres across the world to carry out the procedure.

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