Indiana Man Recieves Hand Transplant at Jewish Hospital

A Marion, Indiana man has become the eighth person to receive a hand transplant at Louisvilleā€™s Jewish Hospital.

Fifty-six year old Ronald Thurman received a new right hand in a 15-and-a-half hour procedure that ended this morning.

Thurman lost his right hand in a farming accident in 2003.

Leaders of the surgical team will hold a media briefing about the procedure this afternoon.