UNOS to oversee hand, face transplants like organs

This photo taken Dec. 20, 2013 shows double hand transplant recipient, Lindsay Aronson Ess grimacing as she works on her dexterity during a physical therapy session in Richmond, Va. Sure your liver or kidney could save someone's life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking off a box on your driver's license. The government is preparing to regulate the new field of hand and face transplants like it does standard organ transplants, giving more Americans who are disabled or disfigured by injury, illness or combat a chance at qualifying for this radical kind of reconstruction. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure &#1091&#959&#965r liver &#959r kidney m&#1072&#1091 possibly save someone's life. B&#965t w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 &#1091&#959&#965 donate &#1091&#959&#965r hands, &#959r &#1091&#959&#965r face? Signing up t&#959 become &#1072n organ donor m&#1072&#1091 &#609&#1077t more complicated th&#1072n &#1112&#965&#1109t checking a box &#959n &#1091&#959&#965r driver's license.



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