Warning: I strongly advise sensitive readers to skip this one.
South Africa has always been considered a world leader in transplant surgery, ever since Doctor Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first successful heart transplant in the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town in 1967. Apparently we’ve made history in this field once again…
Yesterday a team from Stellenbosch University’s medical faculty announced that on 11 December last year they performed the world’s first successful penis transplant. According to one news website there are currently another nine patients awaiting the procedure.
I carry an organ donor card, and I know this procedure will mean a lot to men who had lost their equipment due to accidents or illness, but I do think I’m going to make a note on my organ donor card that mine is not up for grabs. I can handle another guy walking around with my kidney or my corneas (though I don’t know why anyone would want mine – they’re rubbish), but the thought of another dude walking around with that bit creeps me out big time.
What ever will they think of next?
Header image courtesy of the wife.