The first patient is a Chinese as the breakthrough procedure would take place in China.
Georg Kindel, the editor, and publisher of OOOM, the media company that is in charge of Canavero’s press release, explained that since the procedure would be held in China, it would be easier to get a Chinese donor to whose body the team would attach the head of the patient suffering from a life-threatening disease..
The only question, for now, is when the head transplant would take place, Newsweek reported.
Besides the alleged lack of proof of a successful head transplant procedure, Canavero and Xiaoping have not presented sufficient details of the steps they would take to ensure the experiment would succeed, critics of the experiment said.
The Italian neurosurgeon said he would use a technique on a Chinese patient that was used on a dog which walked three weeks after the animal’s spinal cord was almost severed.