First head transplant due next year
An Italian surgeon has announced plans to perform the world's first ever head transplant.
He is adamant it's going to happen and planning to operate in 2017.
A Chinese transplant surgeon is on board and they even have a Russian man ready to volunteer his head.
Professor of Neurosurgery at Otago University , Dirk de Ridder, joined Mark Sainsbury, filling in for Paul Henry, to discuss.