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FILE - In this May 1, 2013, file photo, Carmen Blandin Tarleton speaks at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston following a face transplant. In February 2007 her estranged husband doused her with industrial strength lye, burning more than 80 percent of her body. In July 2020, Tarleton became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo a second face transplant procedure after her first transplant failed. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

AP Exclusive: Woman is 1st in US to get 2nd face transplant

Aug. 7, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo the procedure after her first transplant began to fail six years...

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2010, file photo, Connie Culp, the nation’s first partial face transplant recipient, speaks with the Associated Press at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland.  Culp, the recipient of the first partial face transplant in the U.S., has died at 57, almost a dozen years after the groundbreaking operation. The Cleveland Clinic, where her surgery had been performed in 2008, said Saturday that Culp died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Ohio clinic of complications from an infection unrelated to her transplant.  (AP Photo/Jason Miller, File)

Connie Culp, 1st US partial face transplant recipient, dies

Aug. 1, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

Connie Culp, the recipient of the first partial face transplant in the U.S., has died at 57, almost a dozen years after the groundbreaking operation. The Cleveland Clinic, where her surgery had been performed in 2008, said Saturday that Culp died Wednesday at the Ohio clinic of complications from an infection...

Dr. Ankit Bharat, chief of thoracic surgery and surgical director of the Northwestern Medicine Lung Transplant Program speaks Thursday, July 30, 2020, at a news conference about the double-lung transplants he and a team of doctors performed on Mayra Ramirez, on June 5, and and Brian Kuhns, on July 5, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

COVID patient didn't recognize body after double transplant

Jul. 30, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman who last month became the nation's first COVID-19 patient to undergo a double lung transplant said Thursday that she woke up days later, unaware about the surgery and unable to "recognize my body.” Mayra Ramirez said that before she fell ill she was an independent,...

Isabel Rammell, 13, poses for a portrait with her non-biological brother, Skyler Rammell, outside of Isabel's home in Springville, Utah, on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Skyler will be donating his kidney to Isabel, and the hope is to have the procedure take place in August after the procedure was delayed due to COVID-19.  (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

Teen's kidney transplant rescheduled after COVID-19 delays

Jul. 17, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager's kidney transplant that was postponed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic is now scheduled after over three months of waiting. Isabel “Izzy” Rammell, 13, of Springville, was supposed to undergo the procedure earlier this year, but it was pushed back...

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, then secretary general of the presidency, speaks at the presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast Friday, April 13, 2012. Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the presidential candidate of Ivory Coast's ruling party, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France, where he previously had undergone a heart transplant, the country's presidency announced. (AP Photo/Diomande Ble Blonde)

Ivory Coast PM, presidential candidate Amadou Coulibaly dies

Jul. 8, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the presidential candidate of Ivory Coast's ruling party, died Wednesday just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France, where he previously had undergone a heart transplant. Coulibaly's death throws the upcoming...

In this photo provided by Cho Ray Hospital, a doctor attends to

British pilot to leave Vietnam for home after virus recovery

Jul. 7, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient is virus free and has recovered enough to make the long flight home next Sunday, doctors said. A group of Vietnamese doctors who have been overseeing the treatment of the 42-year-old man from Scotland announced...

Rare air: Coal miner recovers from double lung transplant

Jun. 14, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

LOUISA, Ky. (AP) — It’s a job that nearly killed him. It’s a job that he witnessed kill others. It’s a job he loved. But coal mining was more than a job for Martin County native Randy Brown. It was — and is — an identity. “I love being a coal miner,” Brown...

This X-ray image provided by Northwestern Medicine in June 2020 shows the chest of a COVID-19 patient before she received a new set of lungs because of severe lung damage from the coronavirus, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. (Northwestern Medicine via AP)

Coronavirus survivor in US receives double lung transplant

Jun. 11, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

Surgeons in Chicago have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus. Northwestern Medicine on Thursday announced the procedure, which took place last Friday. Only a few other COVID-19 survivors, in China and Europe, have received lung transplants. The Chicago patient is...