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First American Facial Transplant Recipient Passes Away

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. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.