Former Marine successfully receives double arm transplant in Boston
PUBLISHED Wed, October 05, 2016 - 12:54pm EDT
Former Marine John Peck has successfully received a double arm transplant at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In May 2010, he lost his legs and left arm when he stepped on a homemade bomb while on duty in Afghanistan. Peck was in a coma for three months. It took him about two years to recover. Peck is set to speak at a news conference at the hospital on Wednesday. Hand and arm transplants have been successfully performed on over 85 people around the world, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.