Appointments and care

At Mayo Clinic, we take the time to listen, to find answers and to provide you the best care.

A hand transplant is performed in selected cases in an attempt to improve quality of life and give you some function and sensation in your new 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
July 01, 2015