Plastic surgeons Bohdan Pomahac and Elof Eriksson had comparatively little time to retrieve the face of a man who had also donated his kidneys. Pomahac had three hours instead of the usual six to dissect the facial nerves and blood vessels and prepare the face for transport to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where burn victim Dallas Wiens awaited transplantation. "I think it cut out 10 years of my life," Pomahac said of the experience.

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