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Carmen Tarleton – Facial Transplant Recipient

As part of our Donation Summit program we were honored to have face transplant recipient Carmen Tarleton as a special guest speaker.

In 2007, Carmen was brutally attacked with lye by her estranged husband. In 2013 she underwent a ground-breaking face transplant. Now, Carmen travels around the world to tell others about her story of survival and triumph. We sat down with her to learn more about this amazing woman.

* It’s important to note that Vascularized Composite Alltransplantations (VCA) currently only take place at a few select transplant centers around the country. It’s also important to note that that any recovery is authorized outside of the donor registry.

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