When I was in high school, a good friend of mine, Jerry, was in a horrendous fire when the gas stove in his brother's apartment exploded. They had to cut his eyes and mouth open because the flesh had seared shut. He no longer had a nose or ears. The flesh on his fingers appeared to have melted off. He no longer looked human, even after years of skin grafts, most which did not take. He looked like something from a grade B horror movie. Those of us that knew him still saw him as the sweet, endearing, funny guy that would do anything for you. But it destroyed his life. I don't know if you have ever seen someone that was horribly disfigured in a fire. There is now the possibilty to do entire "face transplants". This procedure is something that can give some semblance of normalcy back to some people. Maybe not to burn victims like Jerry because the tissue damage was too deep in his case, but there are others whose disfigurements could be helped by this procedure. I missed the program on dateline tonight. I was wondering if anyone else saw it and what they think of the procedure? I can't beleive that some people object to this procedure if it could help someone. Currently if you are an organ donor (here in the US it is on your driver's license), there is not much that they don't harvest, aside from the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, intestines, they also take the eyes, skin, bones, veins, blood vessels, heart valves and tendons. Would the possibility of having your entire face used make you decide to not be an organ donor? Any other thoughts on this? http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3969001/ ----------- edited to add donor question.