- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2012

ANKARA, TURKEY (AP) - The state-run news agency says a hospital in southern Turkey is performing the world’s first triple limb transplant.

The Anadolu news agency says a team of doctors at Akdeniz University Hospital, in the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, are attaching two arms and one leg to a 34-year-old man who lost his limbs at age 11 when he was electrocuted.

The team on Saturday is also transplanting the face of the same donor onto another patient _ a 19-year-old man whose face was burned in a house fire when he was a baby. It will be Turkey’s first face transplant.

The world’s first double arm transplant was in Germany in 2008, while the first double leg transplant took place in Spain in July 2011.

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