This man from Russia is flying to America and volunteering to be used as a guinea pig for a head transplant.

Daily Mail – The man volunteering to be the guinea pig for pioneering head transplant surgery is flying to America this week to meet for the first time the doctor intending to give him a new body.

Russian Valery Spiridonov will appear at a major medical conference in Annapolis with Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero, who hopes to convince the medical establishment that his techniques are on the brink of viability.

But he prepared to fly to New York today, one of Moscow’s top surgeons branded the £9.8million ($15million) head transplant plan ‘reckless’, claiming the medic – who has been labelled Dr Frankenstein by critics – is nowhere near being ready to undertake such a complex operation.

Spiridonov, a 30-year-old sufferer of Werdnig-Hoffman disease, has publicly volunteered to be first patient, saying he is aware of the risks.

He told MailOnline: ‘I am flying to New York and then will go to Annapolis to take part in the scientific conference with the surgeon Sergio Canavero.

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