Former soldier receives double arm transplant

01/29/2013 | Washington Post, The

The first service member from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to survive the loss of four limbs has undergone a double-arm transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Brendan Marrocco, who lost his left arm below the elbow and his right arm above the elbow, is also the first service member to receive a double arm transplant. Now, a month after the transplant, he is one of only seven people in the country to have undergone the procedure successfully.

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