Cutting someone’s head off and attaching it to another person’s body sounds very straight out of a sci-fi or horror movie, but some real life Doctors are working do world’s first head transplant in the end of 2017.
An Italien neuroscientist Dr. Sergio Canavero will lead the operation of all hands for its success. Dr. Sergio Canvero made headlines in 2016 when we first announced that World’s first head transplant will happen in 2017. Dr. Sergio Canvero studied and planned the operation for 30 years and believes that it’s possible to transplant human head.
The volunteer for the transplant is a Russian man named Valery Spiridonov. Spiridonov is suffering from Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease, Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease a rare disorder that breaks down muscles and kills nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that helps humans the body move.
In the past Dr. Sergio Canavero and Dr. Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China performed a successful head transplant on a monkey. the aim was to see if blood supply between head and body worked or not. monkey survived the procedure but due to ethical reason, it was kept alive for 20 hours.
The process will be the same as the used on the monkey, It involves removing the head of Valery Spiridonov, cooled it to about less than 15 C° and reattached the head to a dead body from a donor. If everything will go well, Spiridonov can regain his muscle control on his new body.
According to Science Times reports,”World’s first human head transplant will cost around $20 million US dollars and a team of 150 people that will include doctors, technicians, nurses, etc. ” Valery Spiridonov is willing to take the risk that is already threatened due to his disease.