Dr. Bohdan Pomahac: News coverage of face transplants has helped donors’ families to consent
Dr. Bohdan Pomahac and others at Brigham and Women’s Hospital grappled with lots of variables as they prepared to perform some of the first-ever face transplants. One they had little control over: Would the families of potential donors embrace the idea? Overwhelmingly, he said, families have been willing to have their loved ones’ face donated for transplant. He credited the media in part for raising awareness of the procedure.