Today on KTRS/St. Louis, I had a fascinating conversation with Dr. Art Caplan about the woman who recently had a full-face transplant. Art, who is director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, was opposed to transplants of this type several years ago, but has changed his mind — though not without some continuing qualms.
One of the intriguing questions I had for him was about the family of the donor. Is it possible, I asked, that a year from now they could be walking down the street and see this woman and recognize her face? Boy, if there isn’t someone in Hollywood working up a romantic movie with that plot, there oughta be.
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