Controversial surgeon says human head transplant 'imminent'

Controversial surgeon says human head transplant 'imminent'

Controversial surgeon says human head transplant 'imminent'

He added, "The first human head transplant, in the human mode, has been realised. We're born, we grow, we age and we die", he said. However, he assured everyone present during the announcement that the study's paper, which will include the timeframe of the live transplant, will be released within the next few days.

There are, as you might imagine, a number of massive obstacles to successfully completing a head transplant surgery.

"The head transplant gives us the first insight into whether there is an afterlife, a heaven, a hereafter, or whatever you may want to call it, or whether death is simply a flicking off of the light switch and that's it", he told the publication.

A controversial surgeon has claimed that he has successfully carried out a head transplant on a corpse, heralding the imminent chance of a live transplant. Like when he claimed to have successfully transplanted a monkey's head previous year.

He said a live operation would take place in China because his efforts to get backing for the project were dismissed by the medical communities in the United States and Europe, according to USA Today.

The surgery is expected to take 24 hours, with both subjects placed in an upright sitting position.

Canavero claims to be the first to work on such surgeries, stressing that this success will encourage his team to proceed with this kind of transplants in the near future.

'This is a medical condition for people who are suffering awfully so it isn't a joke'.

Dr James Fildes, from the University of Manchester, said the project is "morally wrong" if the surgeons can not first provide proof that it improves the life of large animal.

There have, however, been other kinds of recent milestones in the transplant space, including one of the most extensive face transplants ever done and the prospect of human organ donations from genetically modified pigs. Where does Canavero propose to get the donor body from if the goal is to tackle the laws of nature? What will rejection of the skin, muscles, eyes, and brain manifest as?

What are your thoughts regarding Canavero's first human head transplant?

"It's important that people stop thinking this is impossible". And if it does, then it will be a perturbing experiment that could cause indescribable trauma to everyone involved, and success might be far worse than failure.

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