Dr. Sergio Canavero, the Italian neurosurgeon planning the first human head transplant?
He has found his first test subject in a 30 year old Russian man, Valery Spiridinov who is volunteering to have his head transplanted onto a new body.
Valery suffers from a rare muscle wasting disease known as Werdnig-Hoffman disease( a progressive autosomal recessive disease that usually leads to death).
Valery is opting for the extremely dangerous surgery because he has no other option. He understands quite well the risks to his life but is willing to sacrifice himself for science in the hope that enough would be learned to help future full body transplant patients
The surgery is scheduled for 2017 and would require 150 doctors and nurses.
I pray for his full recovery.
Friday, 10 April 2015
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