Face transplant

Double hand transplant recipient Lindsay Aronson Ess, working on her dexterity during a physical therapy session in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Hand, face transplants regulated like other organs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure your liver or kidney could save someone’s life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking […]

12/26/2013

The nation's first full face transplant patient Dallas Wiens receives a kiss from his guide dog "Charlie" after a news conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Face transplants thriving 2 years after operations

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances — literally. Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients’ facial tissue, […]

12/04/2013

Poland's first face transplant patient, identified only by his first name Grzegorz, speaks at a press conference after he was discharged from the hospital, in Gliwice, Poland, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Tomasz Griessgraber)

Poland’s 1st face transplant patient goes home

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s first face transplant patient was discharged from the hospital Tuesday, speaking with some effort at a press conference just 11 weeks after the extensive surgery that saved his life. The […]

07/30/2013

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