A US First, New Hampshire Woman Gets Second Face Transplant

Carmen Blandin Tarleton became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo the procedure after her first transplant began to fail six years after the operation.

  • Published 7 August 2020

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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 after the operation. The transplant from an anonymous donor took place at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in July. The 52-year-old… Read at AP News