US surgeons are preparing a shortlist of applicants hoping to be the first to receive a face transplant.
Doctors in the US have already carried out the procedure on bodies donated for medical research.
The Cleveland Clinic will now choose a live patient whose face is disfigured to receive a new face from a dead donor.
The chance of the operation being successful is around 50% and it is not know what the person will look like after the transplant, BBC News reported.
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