Hand Transplantation Program Resources

Caring for a child with any illness or injury can be overwhelming. To help you find answers to your questions and feel confident with the care you’re providing your child, we’ve created the following list of health resources. We hope they can help make this time in your family’s life a bit easier.

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Provides a timeline of vascularized composite allograft (VCA), or hand transplantation, around the world.

Patients and families experience both psychosocial and behavioral challenges related to this new technology of hand transplantation, including body image, social responses, acceptance of donor hand/arm, and rehabilitation and medication adherence.

UNOS is a private, nonprofit organization managing the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government.