May 2016: First U.S. Penis Transplant

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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First U.S. Penis Transplant
Image of Thomas Manning with a doctor as he is discharged from Mass. General Hospital
The success of an first-time experimental surgery will determine future availability for U.S. cancer patients and veterans with injuries to the pelvic region. On May 8, 2016, a man named Thomas Manning is the first man to receive a penis transplant at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Manning's recovery from the surgery is going well; John Hopkins University School of Medicine is also hoping to start providing the surgery soon.
Photo source: AP Photo/Elise Amendola
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