The world's first human head transplant is scheduled to take place in December 2017!
Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has been planning this for 30 years. It will be conducted on a Russian terminally ill patient Valery Spiridonov who suffers from a rare form of spinal muscular atrophy. The operation will involve cooling his head to around 5 degrees F and reconnecting it to the body of a brain-dead body person.
Spinal cord nerves from the recipient's head and the donor's body are then fused together using polyethylene glycol. The surgery is expected to cost about $11 million and will last 36 hours. It will also involve over 150 doctors and nurses.