Man given new face

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

A YOUNG man hor­rif­i­cally in­jured by an elec­tric shock while work­ing as a cherry picker has be­come the first full face trans­plant re­cip­i­ent in the US.

Dal­las Wiens, 25 ( pic­tured be­fore his trans­plant), can look for­ward to a new life with a do­nated face at­tached by a 30-strong team at Brigham and Women’s Hos­pi­tal, Bos­ton. Al­though plas­tic sur­geons could not re­store Wiens’s sight, he was on the road to re­cov­ery and chat­ting, the lead doc­tor, Bo­hdan Pom­a­hac, said.

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