Twelve queue to be chosen for the first face transplant

Posted on September 19, 2005 

Twelve queue to be chosen for the first face transplant

Applicants for pioneering surgery know there is only 50 per cent chance of success and that they cannot choose what they look like

In the next few weeks the 12 applicants will visit the renowned Cleveland Clinic in the United States, which will select the first recipient of a new face from a cadaver. The clinic received approval for the pioneering operation from its ethics board last year, though regulators in Britain and France had rejected the surgery.

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