Canada ready for first hand transplant

By Sam Obrand

Surgeons at the Toronto Western Hospital are set to perform Canada’s first hand transplant.

According to the CBC News, the procedure could be implemented once an appropriate candidate is found.

The first hand transplant in North America took place in 1990, where the transplanted hand has been fully functional for nearly 15 years.

In Canada, there are approximately 18,000 individuals living with amputations.

This operation has had success in the United States, but has not been performed in Canada due to ethical concerns.