Prof. Sergio Canavero, a neurosurgeon from Torino, Italy, is planning the world’s first transplantation of a human head (aka body transplant) within ten months. He gave an interview to OOOM magazine. Sergio is together with various teams in the US, China and South Korea, the author of more than 140 scientific publications continued to pursue the plan he called HEAVEN (Head Anastomosis Venture). In his GEMINI protocol, Canavero outlines every necessary step of the procedure in detail, laid out like in an instruction manual.
* The world’s first human head transplant will be performed within the next ten months.
* The procedure will be performed in China.
* Experienced surgeon Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, a close friend of Canavero, will lead the surgical team performing the head transplant. He previously was part of the surgery team in the first hand transplantation in the US.
* The first head transplant patient will not be Russian Valery Spiridonov but a Chinese citizen.
*There are already potential candidates for the operation.
* Meanwhile, Prof. Canavero is already planning his next coup: the world’s first brain transplant, slated to take place in three years at the latest. He has already started to assemble a team for the procedure.
* For this purpose, the creation of the first life-extension institute is already in planning – a facility in which such procedures could be conducted in the future.
Two excellent scientists, two close friends: Prof. Sergio Canavero with his Chinese partner, Dr. Xiaoping Ren, who will lead the operation team on site during the world’s first head transplant procedure.
Xiaoping Ren will announce the exact schedule for the head transplant procedure in a special press conference in China in the next two months. Many experiments have already been conducted and, according to Prof. Canavero, have yielded “incredible results, which will change the course of medicine.” Dr. Ren will publish his findings in leading medical journals in the near future. The world’s first head transplant reportedly poses far fewer surgical and medical obstacles than previously assumed. The duration of the procedure will allegedly be significantly shorter than 72 hours.
* The most recent animal test was on a dog that became able to walk again even though 90 percent of its spinal cord had been severed.
* they have transplanted the head of a rat onto the body of another rat
The procedure would have many advantages, he says, including a lower possibility of rejection. Most promising, he adds, is that it would make it easier to reawaken cryogenically frozen brains. To prove it, Canavero is planning to transplant a frozen brain into a donor body.
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