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Donor Of Double-Hand Transplant Identified

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Double hand transplant recipient Richard Mangino, 65, of Revere, Mass., bottom, smiles as he is patted on the shoulder by Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, director of plastic surgery transplantation at Brigham Women's Hopsital, in Boston, Oct. 14. (AP)
Double hand transplant recipient Richard Mangino, 65, of Revere, Mass., bottom, smiles as he is patted on the shoulder by Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, director of plastic surgery transplantation at Brigham Women's Hopsital, in Boston, Oct. 14. (AP)

The donor of the first double-hand transplant in Boston last fall has been identified.

Forty-four-year-old Steven Lloyd of New Hampshire died last October after sudden bleeding in his brain. His wife Jodi told WCVB-TV she decided to donate many of his organs.

"And even though he and I didn't discuss it, I knew that he would be fine about it because he helped everybody. I made the decision to donate the rest of his organs, why not donate his hands?"

Those hands went to Richard Mangino of Revere.

This program aired on February 2, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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