Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First ever successful head transplant operation was performed within 19 hours

We all are probably aware of different surgeries such as heart transplant and kidney transplant, but have you ever heard of a head transplant? It sounds impossible right? I mean, who would let his head to be transferred to another body right?

The world's first ever head transplant has just been successful to a patient. The 36-year-old Paul Horner was diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago. Eventually, he was recommended to transfer his head to another body to save his life, so he did agree.

It took the surgeons nineteen hours to completely and successfully finish the operation.

“It’s a massive breakthrough. We’ve proved that it can be done – we can give someone a brand new body that is just as good, or better, than their previous one. The success of this operation leads to infinite possibilities.” Dr. Tom Downey said.

The head transplant was done at the Johannesburg, Africa's Charlotte Maxexe Johannesburg Academy Hospital. 

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