A hand transplant is performed in selected cases in an attempt to improve quality of life and give you some function and sensation in the new donor hands.

When matching you with a donor hand for a hand transplant, surgeons consider:

  • Blood type
  • Tissue type
  • Skin color
  • Comparable ages of donor and recipient
  • Same sex between donor and recipient
  • Hand size
  • Muscle bulk
Jun. 24, 2011