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World's First Full Face Transplant To Take Place In UK

An NHS Ethics Board has given the green light to carry out the world's first full face transplant. The operation will take place within months. The medical team says that even though they have been approached by approximately 30 candidates, no patient has yet been selected.

In November, 2005, Isabelle Dinoire, France, was the first person in the world to receive a partial face transplant. Her lips, nose and chin had been torn off by a dog who was trying to wake her up after a suicide attempt.

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