For Face Transplant Patients, Selection Criteria Could Stiffen in Future

It's a procedure so rare that only a handful of surgeons worldwide have any experience with it. Patients are rarer still. But as the number of successful face transplant surgeries inches ever higher, medical ethicists already are discussing how to make decisions on if and when patients should be eligible for the costly and complex procedure that some say represents the ultimate gift from a deceased donor's family. The issue of face transplantation garnered renewed interest on Thursday, when...Full Story
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