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October, 28, 2016

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The American military doctors watched in horror as the oxygen mask on the young Afghan girl's face started to melt.
Japan moved closer on Thursday to allowing children to receive organ transplants, when parliament's lower house approved a bill to scrap age limits on who can become an organ donor.
A burn victim who received a simultaneous partial face and double hand transplant in a French hospital has died, the Paris Public Hospital authority said Monday.
Eileen Dreizin, an American artist, returned home with a new liver yesterday. She was accompanied by her husband. They were very thankful to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Kaohsiung for performing the transplant procedure.
Shotgun victim gets first face transplant in the U.S.
Five years ago, a shotgun blast left a ghastly hole where the middle of her face had been. Five months ago, she received a new face from a dead woman.
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Man critical but stable after 1st U.S. double hand transplant
Teams of surgeons performed the nation's first double hand transplant on a man whose hands and feet were ravaged by a bacterial infection a decade ago and who hoped to once again be able to hold his daughter.
The first U.S. double hand transplant is taking place at a Pittsburgh hospital. A spokeswoman for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that patient Jeff Kepner went into surgery Monday morning.
A Boston hospital has performed the nation's second face transplant; the recipient was a man who suffered traumatic facial injuries from a fall.
Conjoined twin girls who had been fused at the torso and shared a liver were separated Tuesday at a Tennessee hospital, officials said.
Several hospitals in Taiwan have perfected advanced techniques in organ transplants, with the Taipei-based National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) regarded as excellent in the field of kidney transplants, a Bureau of National Health Insurance (BNHI) official said Wednesday.
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