Doctors in Houston, Texas, have done the world's first scalp-skull transplant. The May 22 operation was to help a cancer patient with a large head wound. Here's a look at some other dates for first successful transplants:
1954 — first kidney, Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
1966 — first pancreas, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
1967 — first liver, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
1967 — first heart, Cape Town, South Africa.
1998 — first hand, in Lyons, France.
2005 — first face, in Amiens, France.