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My Brother’s Keeper

May 31, 2015

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When Joshua Aversano was hit and killed in a car accident, his sister Rebekah and her family were asked an impossible question, to donate his face to save the life of another man. Incredibly, they said yes. As a result, Richard Norris is probably the greatest medical miracle in the world right now. His face, bones, teeth, tongue, skin and hair are another man's – they belong to Joshua. Richard is the recipient of the world's first full face transplant. On 60 Minutes, Richard, his family, and his new love tell their remarkable story to Allison Langdon. And after 3 years, Rebekah Aversano meets Richard – the man who now wears her brother’s face.

Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producer: Laura Sparkes

 

 

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If you want to become an organ donor, you can register online by following any of the below links:

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/australian-organ-donor-register

http://www.sharelife.org.au/index.html

https://www2.medicareaustralia.gov.au/pext/registerAodr/Pages/DonorRegistration.jsp

http://www.donatelife.gov.au/

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