Medical Full body transplant

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Hi there,
I am recently become interested in full bodies transplants. I had a look on the internet and found that it is quite discussed about, so I was wondering if this is a topic that would be ok to discuss onto this forum. If so I will post my questions
thanks
 

berkeman

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Hi there,
I am recently become interested in full bodies transplants. I had a look on the internet and found that it is quite discussed about, so I was wondering if this is a topic that would be ok to discuss onto this forum. If so I will post my questions
thanks
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bus

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oh I see, thanks for that. I don't have any medical background, I just wanted to know a bit more about that, the possibilities and the problems that it would involve, and I thought I could find something here but I understand that I would need to support that with scientific evidence
 

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This discussion has been had before, feel free to use the search button on the top right.

Regarding your question no; we are nowhere near ever attempting a whole-body transplant for various reasons. We cannot keep the brain alive without a body, we cannot remove a brain without damage, you'd have to prevent rejection and we cannot reconnect all the nerve connections into and out of a brain (and I'm not sure that people are similar enough for this to work anyway). Off the top of my head those are the biggest and most obvious problems but I'm sure there are a lot more.
 

bus

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perfect thanks for that, and I will bear in mind next time I post something to support it with scientific evidence.
regards
 

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