Would You Be a Face Transplant Donor? A Survey of the Turkish Population About Face Allotransplantation


Ozmen S., Findikcioglu F., Sezgin B., FINDIKÇIOĞLU K. , Kucuker I., Atabay K.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.71, no.2, pp.233-237, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sap.0b013e31826cadd2
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-237
  • Keywords: face allotransplantation, Turkish population, thoughts, questionnaire, COMPOSITE TISSUE ALLOTRANSPLANTATION, FACIAL TRANSPLANTATION, TOLERANCE INDUCTION, ALLOGRAFT SURVIVAL, MHC BARRIER, RAT MODEL, CHIMERISM, EXTREMITY, OUTCOMES, STEM

Abstract

With the technical advancement in face allotransplantation, we decided to survey the Turkish population to gain perspective into their thoughts and reactions toward face transplantation. A questionnaire was given to 1000 volunteers, regarding data about demographics, educational status, religious, and behavioral preferences. Their attitudes about donating their faces, knowledge about the pros and cons of this procedure, and personal desire for face transplantation if needed were inquired.