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$11mn, 36-hour historic head transplant to be carried out in China in 2017

$11mn, 36-hour historic head transplant to be carried out in China in 2017 | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Italian doctor Sergio Canavero, along with his Chinese colleague Ren Xiaoping, appear set to conduct the world’s first head transplant on a 30-year-old Russian patient (pictured) suffering from a rare degenerative disease. The operation is planned for December 2017.

 

Details remain sketchy at this stage as to how the donor body will be sourced along with as to which hospital will be involved.

 

Related video footage can be viewed via the following link-

https://youtu.be/YsgJPteCwww

 

Deborah Verran's insight:

The world now waits to see whether this so called planned procedure will actually now take place

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HIV No Barrier to Getting Liver Transplant: Study - WebMD

HIV No Barrier to Getting Liver Transplant: Study - WebMD | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This report of clinical research undertaken in Italy reveals that HIV should not be a barrier to getting a liver transplant as long as patients meet certain criteria.


The key message of this study is that liver transplantation is a valid option for HCC (liver cancer) treatment in HIV-infected patients," the study's authors wrote in a journal news release.

Deborah Verran's insight:

For patients with HIV where the virus can be contrilled with antiviral agents, liver transplantation is a viable therapy as long as other general selection criteria are also able to be met.

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