Man with Hand Transplant Uses His New Hand to Save Wife's Life

In 2012, Mark Cahill, 55, became the first person in the UK to receive a hand transplant. His new limb became essential recently when he had to perform CPR on his wife.

Cahill found Sylvia, his wife, gasping and unable to breathe. He called emegency services on his phone. He held the phone in his transplanted right hand and listened to instructions for CPR while performing chest compressions with his natural left hand.

Paramedics soon arrived and revived Sylvia, who was clinically dead for 19 minutes. She's currently recovering. The Telegraph quotes her:

Mrs Cahill, who is recovering from her heart attack, said:  "Even before this we were so grateful to the donor family for the new lease of life it gave Mark. Now we are even more grateful. I can't thank them enough." 

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