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Face and Hand Transplants Get Official Policy
There are now official rules that govern face and hand transplants, but that doesn’t mean having the words “organ donor” on your driver’s license will automatically sign you up. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, the nonprofit organization under contract with the federal government
Polish Face Transplant Patient Goes Home
A Polish man who received the first emergency, lifesaving face transplant left the hospital and talked to reporters just 11 weeks after the surgery, according to the Associated Press. "My speech isn't clear, but it's really important that it is there," said the transplant recipient, a 33-year-old
Book Chronicles Face Transplant Recipient's Transformation
After hiding his face for 15 years, Richard Lee Norris has stepped into the spotlight for a book about the surgery that saved his life . Norris made headlines in 2012 when he received a full face transplant – the result of a 36-hour operation that swapped his scarred skin and shattered bones with
Face Transplant Recipient Making Sounds, Swallowing
A Polish man who received a life-saving face transplant just three weeks after a work accident is already making sounds and practicing swallowing, his doctors said. The 33-year-old man, identified only as Grzegorz, underwent a 27-hour operation May 15 to reconstruct his jaw, nose, cheeks and eye
Polish Man Gets Lifesaving Face Transplant
Patients usually have to wait several years before undergoing face transplant surgery, but after a work accident left a 33-year-old Polish man mauled and at risk for life-threatening infections, doctors needed to act fast. The man, identified only as Grzegorz, got a new face three weeks after a
Face Transplants: A Surgical Success Story
Face-transplant technology has come a long way in seven years. Richard Lee Norris, a Virginia man who was severely disfigured after a gun accident in 1997, has made a notable recovery after undergoing the world's fullest face transplant in March. "People used to stare at me because of my
Face Transplant Patient Delights in Transformation
A 37-year-old Virginia man who received the world’s fullest face transplant in March said he no longer lives as a recluse. Richard Lee Norris was disfigured in a 1997 gun accident that claimed his nose, lips and part of his jaw. But during a 36-hour...
Texas Woman to Receive Nation's First Double Arm Transplant
Surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston will perform the nation’s first double arm transplant on a Texas woman, the hospital announced Wednesday. Katy Hayes, 44, a quadruple amputee and mother of three from Kingwood, Texas, has been approved for the transplant after undergoing...
Woman Mauled by Chimp Seeks to Sue State
Lawyers for Charla Nash, the Connecticut women whose face and body were severely disfigured when she was attacked by a friend’s chimpanzee, have filed new documents they say prove the state was negligent in not removing the animal from a friend’s home years before...
Charla Nash Talks Chimp Attack , Recovery
Charla Nash is battling the seemingly impossible — a life with no hands, visually blind and still in recovery from a face transplant after being mauled by a chimpanzee nearly three years ago. But Nash, 58, says though she doesn’t look it, she’s the same...