The 'most extensive' face transplant in history gives firefighter new life

November 16, 2015 3:35 PM

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The 'most extensive' face transplant in history gives firefighter new life

After Hardison had more than 70 surgeries, a member of his church in Senatobia, Mississippi, saw stories about a transplant performed by Rodriguez, who was then at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

After waiting for more than a year, a donor was finally found: David Rodebaugh, a 26-year old bike mechanic who died in a biking accident on August 12, and whose heart, liver, kidney, eyes and bones went to other recipients.

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