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First American Facial Transplant Recipient Passes Away

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The woman who received the first facial transplant in the U.S. has died.  

Cleveland Clinic officials say Connie Culp died this week at the age of 57.  Culp underwent a near-total transplant at the Clinic in 2008 to repair damage from a 2004 shooting.  She had been the longest-living face transplant patient in the world. 
 

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