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World first: Man has second face transplant

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A Frenchman whose body rejected a face transplant has become the first person in the world to undergo the procedure a second time.

The unnamed man in his 40s, who received his first transplant seven years ago, spent nearly two months in an induced coma without a face until a second donor was found on Monday, according to a joint statement from France's biomedicine agency and the AP-HP public hospital system.

https://www.rt.com/news/416517-second-face-transplant-france/

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The sad bit:

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spent nearly two months in an induced coma without a face until a second donor was found 

But the amazing thing about this is in years to come, it will be "routine" and a make a massive change for the positive for people who will need this, although it does require another person to die, like many transplants do.

 

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The treatment means recipients are reliant on immunosuppressant medicines for the remainder of their life, in the hope their body won’t reject the foreign tissue – which can leave the patient vulnerable to infections and cancers.  

The sadder part. He is going to always sick.

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