Issues that have come to surface with the experimental procedure done on animals, was the inability to remove their spinal cords to a new body. As a result, this left them paralyzed. Dr. Canavero states that advances in connecting spinal cords which are cut surgically, means doing such a transplants should be technically possible in humans.
“The greatest technical hurdle to [a head transplant] is of course the reconnection of the donor’s (D)’s and recipients (R)’s spinal cords. It is my contention that the technology only now exists for such linkage…. [S]everal up to now hopeless medical connections might benefit from such a procedure,” Canavero wrote down in his paper.

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