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Transforming a life: Mayo Clinic's first face transplant

Three years leading up to Mayo Clinic's first face transplant, dozens of medical specialists refined their surgical techniques and developed their approach. The transplant team rehearsed the full operation more than 30 times. Discover through the videos below how they achieved a remarkable transformation with a complex surgery that "exceeded" the patient's expectations. 

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LifeSource, the not-for-profit organ and tissue procurement agency that helped to coordinate the donation, introduces us to the donor in this video