Maryland 8-year-old is youngest to receive double hand transplant

July 29, 2015 3:22 AM

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Maryland 8-year-old is youngest to receive double hand transplant

July 28, 2015: Double-hand transplant recipient eight-year-old Zion Harvey smiles during a news conference at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Surgeons said Harvey, who lost his limbs to a serious infection, has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A Maryland boy who lost both his hands to an infection while a toddler became the youngest patient to receive a successful double hand transplant, surgeons announced Tuesday.

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