The operation was not carried out on a living person but on a cadaver," The next step is a real living human being" says Dr. Xiaoping Ren in China along with Ren Canavero. The grueling surgery took 18-hour to complete the proccess. Xiaoping Ren is well know for hitting the headlines last year after transplanting a head onto a monkey’s body successfully. In May, Canavero and Ren published a ghoulish account of experiments that involved transplanting the heads of small donor rats onto the back of the neck of bigger, recipient rats. Fourteen of the freakish pairings survived for an average of 36 hours.
Canavero is the audacious and controversial creator of HEAVEN, the “head anastomosis venture” project. The plan would see two teams of surgeons swiftly cut off the heads of two people — one, a person whose body is crippled by, for example, a neurological disease or car crash, the other from a brain-dead organ donor. The healthy head would be shifted onto the donor body using a custom-made swivel crane. Next, surgeons would reconnect and stitch up the trachea, esophagus, the carotid arteries and jugular veins, link up the spinal cords and wait for the recipient to reawaken, and most importantly move and talk.
The real Surgery on a real life human being has been pushed back due to funding needed of a $100,000,000 Dollars to proceed with the project as well as trained surgeons to assist with the Dr. Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old terminally ill man who suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, has volunteered for the controversial surgery once the Dr. is Ready. Spiridonov's condition prevents his body from growing and has bad spinal issues so he says he has nothing to lose.