ABC Nightline on Thursday, May 18 (but after midnight into Friday) presented a report “Within Reach”, about film producer Jonathan Koch, who would have a successful hand transplant at UCLA. LA Magazine has a detailed story. (The ABC video here will show only without https.)
The episode documents the loyalty of his girlfriend.
Koch was put into medically induced coma and had a NDE experience, where he was told that recovery would be grueling, he reports. He had severe gangrene, resulting in partial amputations and opportunity for transplant.
An extended version of this report was aired on ABC 20-20 on August 25, 2017.