U.S. Veteran Receives World’s First EVER Penis Transplant [VIDEO]
As I scrolled through my Snapchat's "discover" page, I came across some interesting information.... According to the Daily Mail, a U.S Veteran-- who was injured in an Afghanistan bomb blast-- has officially received the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant, after losing both his legs and genitals while serving.
"Where did..uh..'it'...come from?"
This is where it gets fascinating: 9 plastic surgeons and 2 urological surgeons from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore were involved in the 14-hour surgery on March 26, where they transplanted an entire penis, scrotum, and part of an abdominal wall from a DECEASED donor. Now what's even more terrifyingly interesting is that the donor's testicles were removed for ethical reasons to avoid the risk of having the deceased's babies....*que covering eyes while peeking through your fingers*
The man has declined being identified; However, is expected to regain all sexual and urinary functions within months. The medical team is also the same group that performed the country's first bilateral arm transplant to another wounded warrior.