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a New Face
Have you ever watched the American sci-fi thriller
“Face Off”? Doctors were able to transplant facial bones as
well as skin, muscle and nerves. The result was that patients
ended up looking almost exactly like their donors.Now, it could
soon happen in real life.
Irish doctor, Peter Butler, has called for public
discussion in Britain before he attempts to do the world's first face
transplant as early as this year.
Butler and his supporters say the operation could
transform ruined lives like those of burn victims or someone suffering
from face cancer. A face transplant could mean a deformity is spotted
only at one metre away rather than 15 at present according to Butler .
A new transplant technique seems to support Butler's
plan. It reduces the need for powerful drugs used to stop the body
from rejecting foreign body tissue. "If it is possible, the
technology could be applied to face transplants ", Butler said.
suffering patients welcomed the idea.
haven't got a ruined face then it's very hard to understand. You would do anything
to give a loved one a life again," said Christine Piff, who
had been suffering from a rare facial cancer for 25 years.
However, there is also fierce opposition .Some say
the idea is abnormal and is too far removed
from medicine's ethical roots.
Some doubt about the medical basis of Butler's ideas even
with the new transplant technique.
“I think it's raising hopes unreasonably, ” said
Richard Nicholson, editor of a British magazine about medical
ethics. “ I suspect
the patients don't understand it's going to be very difficult to
get any of the nerves and muscles that control facial expression
working again. "
Besides, Butler faces a hard job if he is to convince the British
public about such a plan.
Most respondents in his own survey, many of them
doctors, said they were willing to accept a new face but few would
Butler, who told his wife to donate his face ,if he
died suddenly, admitted he did not know how to encourage donation.
But the 40-year-old doctor felt optimistic that the public opinion
“ if I don’t raise the debate we can’t explore
a way through this,” he said.