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Hand transplant is a first for Mass. General

Procedure for victim of ’03 R.I. club fire

A man who was badly injured in the Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island in 2003 received a hand transplant on Sunday at Massachusetts General Hospital, the first procedure of its kind at the Boston hospital.

Joe Kinan, 43, received a new left hand in a transplant operation that began on Sunday night and lasted into Monday, Mass. General officials said.

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