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Life-saving face transplant performed in Poland

A 33-year-old Polish man received a life-saving total face transplant just three weeks after being disfigured in a workplace accident, in what his doctors said Wednesday is the fastest timeframe to date for such an operation. Full story

A new face provides new hope

  Six years after being doused with industrial strength lye, Carmen Blandin Tarleton successfully undergoes a face transplant. NBC News' Chris Clackum reports.

Face transplant patient: 'You can't blink'

  A Vermont woman, the victim of a brutal attack, has become the fifth patient to receive a full face transplant in Boston. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

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  Meet amazing survivors of chimp attack, sharks, more

Charla Nash makes remarkable progress from a face transplant; a naked fisherman escapes shark-infested waters; model Lauren Scruggs celebrates life after a traumatic accident. TODAY.com’s Kyle Michael Miller takes a look at amazing stories of survival.

  Charla Nash on face transplant: ‘I’m getting more sensation’

In a TODAY.com exclusive, Charla Nash, who was the recipient of a groundbreaking full face transplant in 2011 after an attack by a chimpanzee left her disfigured, talks about gaining more feeling in both sides of her face and building stamina with the hope of undergoing a hand transplant by Christma

  Touching moment for face transplant patient

A year after receiving the nation's first full face transplant, Dallas Wiens is now talking about defying the odds and the special moments he's shared with his daughter. Msnbc.com's Stephanie Gosk reports.

  Chimp attack victim: ‘I don’t think about my face’

Charla Nash, along with her daughter Briana, speaks with TODAY producer Stephanie Siegel about her face transplant and what it has given back to her and her family.

  Chimp attack victim has medical miracle

Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, Charla Nash’s surgeon, explains her face transplant and her daughter, Brianna, talks about the improvement. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports.

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Richard Norris, 38, in 2013, a year after his face transplant surgery.

Marinda Righter, daughter of face donor Cheryl Denelli-Righter, kisses face transplant recipient Carmen Tarleton during a news conference in Boston
Marinda Righter, daughter of face donor Cheryl Denelli-Righter, kisses face transplant recipient Carmen Tarleton during a news conference in Boston

Marinda Righter , daughter of face donor Cheryl Denelli-Righter, kisses face transplant recipient Carmen Blandin Tarleton during a news conference at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts May 1, 2013. Tarleton, who was attacked by her estranged husband and doused with lye in June 200

Dallas Wiens, the United States' first full face transplant patient, speaks to reporters at a news conference at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston
Dallas Wiens, the United States' first full face transplant patient, speaks to reporters at a news conference at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston

Dallas Wiens, the United States' first full face transplant patient, speaks to reporters at a news conference at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL PLASTIC SURGERY FIFTH FACE TRANSPLANT FOURTH FULL FACE
BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL PLASTIC SURGERY FIFTH FACE TRANSPLANT FOURTH FULL FACE

RELEASE DATE - 20130222, Boston, MA, USA, Plastic Surgery department chief Dr. Elof Eriksson, left, and face transplant lead surgeon Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, center, work together to remove transplant tissue from packaging in the OR, as other Brigham and Women's Hospital staff in OR 8 work to prepare pa