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Successful double hand transplant in Boston

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Doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston claim that their surgery was a success after their patient wiggled his fingers.

Last week, Richard Mangino had a rare double hand transplant in a procedure that took 12 hours for 40 doctors to transplant new skin, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, and bones.

Mangino said, "People say you're a miracle because you do what everybody else does. I will tell them, and you, that it took 25-30 miracles a day to be that person.  I won't have to perform a miracle now to get up in the morning."

Mangino lost both his hands and lower legs to a bloodstream infection. He is now the fourth person in the United States to receive a double hand transplant.

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