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December 22, 2009

DoD Fast-Tracks Face Transplants for Veterans

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 9:10 pm

Full Article at: Pentagon Fast-Tracks Face Transplants; 8 Operations in 18 Months

“the Department of Defense wants to fast-track the surgical science, in hopes of helping the estimated 200 veterans who’ve returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries too serious to benefit from basic cosmetic surgery.

The Boston Globe reports that the Defense Department has given a $3.4 million grant to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, in hopes that the surgical team there — who performed their first facial transplant, and only the second in the country, in April — can operate on six to eight patients in the next 18 months”

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