Thomas Manning in hospital bed
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First US penis transplant patient recovering well

Surgeons who carried out the first successful penis transplant in the US say their patient is recovering well.

Thomas Manning, 64, received the donated organ three years after his penis was amputated due to penile cancer.

He is the third man worldwide to have had the experimental surgery performed.

Giving a statement to media through his doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, he said: "Today I begin a new chapter filled with personal hope... I would also like to sincerely thank the family of the donor whose wonderful gift has truly given me the second chance I never thought possible."

  • 17 May 2016
  • From the section Health
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