Frenchwoman who received first face transplant dies
The world’s first face transplant recipient, Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire, died in April “after a long illness”, a hospital said. In 2005, at the age of 38, Ms Dinoire received a graft comprising the nose, lips and chin of a brain-dead donor to replace parts of her face that had been mauled by her dog. The hospital in Amiens, northern France, confirmed the death of “Ms D, the first patient in the world to receive a face transplant”. The hospital said her death had been kept quiet to protect her family’s privacy.