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“Yesterday’s news is good because more people now realize that becoming a face donor requires additional steps beyond checking off a box on your driver’s license,” said John Orr, aThe horrifically disfigured Nash was attacked by her friend's pet chimpanzee Travis in February 2009. The chimp was then shot to death by a local cop. And as the cop wisely pointed out later: "chimpanzees should be in the jungle, not drinking wine and hammering Xanax."
spokesman for Nash, of the successful full face transplant that a Fort Worth, Tex. man underwent yesterday.
Now, Nash needs for the body of a 50-something female organ donor with her blood type and skin tone must become available, usually as a result of a terrible accident or some other untimely death.A compatible donation could make Nash, who tops the list at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the nation’s first woman to receive a full face transplant.
“She’s very excited, and she’s really happy about how well things went for Dallas Wiens,” Orr said.