Corinne Hutton undergoes double hand transplant
Corinne Hutton undergoes double hand transplant

Corinne Hutton, 47, successfully underwent a 12-hour operation five years after she lost her limbs to blood poisoning.

Corinne Hutton has undergone a double hand transplant five years after losing hers to sepsis.

The mum, 47, went under the knife during a complicated 12-hour operation to attach the donor limbs.

She has campaigned for better care for amputees since having her life turned upside down by sudden illness.

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Pals confirmed the surgery had been a success on her Finding Your Feet charity website.

A source said: “Cor was close to losing hope about finding a match for a transplant, but that’s not her style.

“She has accomplished an unbelievable amount since losing her limbs, and we’re certain she’ll continue to inspire people as she builds up strength and learns to use her new hands.

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“It’s bittersweet, because transplants require a donor.

“That person and her family have changed the lives of many and made it possible for a mum to hold her son’s hand again.

“Cor will not waste a moment with what they’ve given her.”

Corinne lost her hands and feet after suffering from acute pneumonia and blood poisoning in 2013.

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Experts had been working to find suitable hands, which were a match for the businesswoman.

She suffered more than a dozen false alarms – but was told this week a match to her blood group, skin tone and size had been found.

The mum was rushed by ambulance from her home in Lochwinnoch to a hospital in West Yorkshire.

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