That's why the would-be black market surrounding this sounds so scary.Soylent Green is people. Or for those who do not get this reference, the homeless population will be good enough.
Serious response, I have no clue. If someone just died, then their body would not be ideal.
More like the poor, homeless or smuggled getting bodies stolen to sell to rich. Crazy underground market when this matures I bet.
There are plenty. Anything that causes brain death but not cardiac death. A gunshot wound crossing both hemispheres but leaving the brainstem intact is the perfect body specimen, provided that the person is intubated quickly enough. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of self-inflicted examples like that occurring every year in the U.S.If this procedure were to ever become mainstream it would still be nearly impossible to find full body donors. How many causes of death would even leave full bodies in donatable condition?
A successful liver transplant can last 10+ years. The transplanted liver cells regenerate to become host liver cells and it is routine for successful transplant recipients to taper down their immunosuppression by a lot.I suppose it's cool, but I don't see how such a procedure would be practical. I find transplant surgery depressingly insufficient to begin with. Yes, they do extend the lives of people that would otherwise die, but they will always have to fight a battle against their immune system, which eventually takes its toll.
A successful liver transplant can last 10+ years. The transplanted liver cells regenerate to become host liver cells and it is routine for successful transplant recipients to taper down their immunosuppression by a lot.
1 year after the kidney transplant, the life span of the transplanted kidneys is about 92%, after 5 years it is 80% and after 10 years it is 54%
Would the head age according to the body? Could bodies be manufactured from some sort of test tube baby lab thing? Can your head be installed on other things like a cow or an ape?
Probably better to find ways to repair the body over hotswapping. :[