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TX Man in Electrical Accident Waiting for Face Transplant

DALLAS, TEXAS – A 25-year-old Texas man whose face was burnt away in an accident two years ago has been put on a waiting list for a face transplant, the third face transplant in the United States, local media reported on Tuesday.

Dallas Wiens, who lost his nose, lips and skin from forehead in a 2008 electrical accident that also left him blind, said he was notified last Friday that he was on the waiting list for a face transplant surgery at a Boston hospital.

Wiens has been treated at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas and had dozens of physical and psychological tests before Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, one of the only two US centers to perform the surgery, accepted him as a candidate for a face transplant this month.

Story via Global Times

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