Russian volunteer for world’s first head transplant seeking funds to meet surgeon

April 20, 2015 1:19 PM

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Russian volunteer for world’s first head transplant seeking funds to meet surgeon

A Russian man who has agreed to undergo the world’s first head transplant is raising funds for a trip to America so he can meet the Italian surgeon who will perform the operation, Central European News (CEN) reported.

Valery Spiridonov, 30, a computer programmer who suffers from Werdnig-Hoffman, a rare genetic disorder that causes his muscles to deteriorate, only has one leg and is confined to a wheelchair, CEN reported.

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