Man volunteers for world's first head transplant

April 14, 2015 3:27 PM

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Man volunteers for world's first head transplant

Some call it insane. One describes a fate "worse than death." But for a 30-year-old Russian man whose muscles are wasting away, Dr. Sergio Canavero's plan to transplant a human head is highly appealing, reports Medical News Today.

"I can hardly control my body now," said Valery Spiridonov, a computer scientist with Werdnig-Hoffman disease. "I need help every day, every minute. I am now 30 years old, although people rarely live to more than 20 with this disease." Canavero, an Italian physician, says he's received many offers f...

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