Injured firefighter gets most extensive face transplant ever

November 17, 2015 4:13 AM

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Injured firefighter gets most extensive face transplant ever

Patrick Hardison before his facial transplant operation (left) and in November 2015, nearly three months after the surgery (NYU Langone Medical Center)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP)-- A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday.

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