A Russian Man May Be The First Person To Have a Head Transplant

A 30-year-old Russian computer scientist with a rare, genetic muscle wasting disease is set to become the first person in the world to have his head transplanted onto a healthy donor body.

Source: floridanewstime.com
Source: floridanewstime.com

Valery Spiridonov, from Vladimir, has approached Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero who recently claimed to have developed a technique that would allow the world’s first human head transplant to take place within the next two years.

Source: officialpearlmagazineblog.com
Source: officialpearlmagazineblog.com

Spiridonov volunteered for the radical procedure which would see his head re-attached to a healthy donor body. “My decision is final and I do not plan to change my mind,” said Spiridonov, who is battling the rare genetic Werdnig-Hoffman muscle wasting disease.

Spiridonov admitted that he is afraid but said he did not have many choices. “If I don’t try this chance my fate will be very sad. With every year my state is getting worse,” he was quoted as saying by ‘express.co.uk‘.

Source: timesofisrael.com
Source: timesofisrael.com

Spiridonov has talked to Canavero but the doctor has not reviewed the man’s medical records. According to CNN, Canavero claims he has a stack of emails and letters from people who want this procedure. Many of them are transsexuals who want a new body. But he insists the first patients will be people who are suffering from a muscle-wasting disease.

Canavero also requires a major academic medical center to host this endeavor and he has his eyes set on the United States.

World's First Head Transplant

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