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.