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Man receives first full-face transplant

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nix, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. Nix

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    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18816-briefing-the-man-whos-got-a-whole-new-face.html

    Wow. Not something I'd be happy to donate to realistically, but an incredible achievement nontheless. I imagine it would be very strange for those who knew the deceased should they come across this man.
     
  2. Ricochet J

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    Not long until we have stuff like Face Off, only real life.
     
  3. kellaway225

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    what a great film! :)
     
  4. The Funktopus

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    Faceplant?
     
  5. Caseh

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    I'd be happy to donate for something like that if I was dead. Much more use to them than it is me.
     
  6. apeZ

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    Glad you brought that up, fantastic film! :D

    Edit: One obvious question, what if the dead person's family/friends recognised the 'new' face? dotdotdot
     
  7. Nix

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    Each to their own. My face is part of my identity though (as philosophical as we could get on this), or at least my identity to others. Agreed that when you're dead it's not much use to you, but I wouldn't exactly want my particular 'avatar' (if you will) associated completely with another individual. Bits and pieces, sure. The whole thing though? I'm a little uncomfortable with that.
     
  8. Tefal

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    ttiuwp tbh
     
  9. Nix

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    Bleh
     
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  10. Semple

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    That's modern day medicine for you. God knows what's next!
     
  11. Ricochet J

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    In fairness it's often the medical engineers and physicists who come out with this stuff. But it's the surgeons who get all the credit! :)
     
  12. BigglesPiP

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    TTIUWP

    I'd go and haunt the donor's family...
     
  13. Xordium

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    And the drug companies for giving us such powerful and specific drugs that make this possible. The surgery is pointless with out the ability to dampen the immune system.
     
  14. steve-h

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    PICS??
     
  15. Kemik

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    I'd only really donate stuff like that if they got my heart and brain too. Less of a donation, more of a hostile takeover.
     
  16. Clearcut

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    :D great minds.
     
  17. Nix

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    :D
     
  18. Puzzled

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    It would be interesting to see how similar the patient looks compared to the donor.

    I would of thought that as the bone structure of the face would be different, the recipient should look significantly different.
     
  19. Nix

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  20. HarryOfTheWeb

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    I find the idea really really creepy tbh.