Spiridonov commented, «the rehearsal» at the head transplant

© Photo : personal archive Valeria Spiridonovny Spiridonov. Archive photoSpiridonov commented, «the rehearsal» at the head transplant© Photo : from personal archive Valeria Spiridonova

Russian Valery Spiridonov, who had previously agreed to be part of an experiment to transplant a head, said that does not all bets on the success of the Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero and continues to take care of your health, at the same time strongly supports the doctor and pleased with his achievements.

In 2015 Sergio Canavero has announced the launch of the project in which he planned to transplant the head of a volunteer to the donor body, connecting the brain and spinal cord using a special procedure, called «Protocol GEMINI». The first participant in the experiment has agreed to be a Russian programmer Valery Spiridonov, confined to a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy. Canavero said Friday Telegraph that a team of surgeons from the Medical University of Harbin (China) has successfully transplanted a human head on the body. According to him, on turn — a complete transplant from a donor with a dead brain.

«As for my own operation, I have a large number of personal plans, personal Affairs. While Dr. Canavero is experiments I was doing with their health, their future. I don’t do it all rates, I do what I like. But I strongly support it and believe that this technology should be developed as a logical continuation of transplantation,» — said Spiridonov RIA Novosti.

«I’m certainly very pleased at the success of the surgery, but you need to understand that it was a very strong test on the corpse, when we can’t get any serious detailed data about how does the fabric», he added.

Spiridonov explained that the described experiment allowed us to perfect actions and a coordinated team of surgeons to conduct such operations.

«As successful? Well, for about the same amount as 50 years ago, Robert white was nailed on the head monkeys. I think they were much more successful because they were alive,» — said Spiridonov.

© RIA Novosti / Alexey Bogdanovskiy Spiridonov, candidate for transplantation of the head, and Dr. CanaveroSpiridonov commented, «the rehearsal» at the head transplant© RIA Novosti / Alexey Bogdanovskiy Spiridonov, candidate for transplantation of the head, and Dr. Canavero