New penis recipientlooks forward to being a ‘complete’ man

Thomas Manning, of Halifax, Mass. speaks from his hospital room at Massachusetts General Hospital, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Boston.

Manning is the first man in the United States to undergo a penis transplant. He received the organ from a deceased donor, the Associated Press reports.

The recipient of the first U.S. penis transplant says he is looking forward to walking out of the hospital a”complete” man.

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         Thomas Manning

Thomas Manning was upbeat Wednesday as he continued to recover from the 15-hour operation, which took place last week at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

The 64-year-old Halifax, Massachusetts, man told The Associated Press that he doesn’t feel any pain and that the swelling and discoloration of his new organ appear to be diminishing. Doctors had hoped to release him sometime this week, but Manning says he will undergo a largely cosmetic procedure Monday.

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