Motherboard has an accompanying article:
Despite the physiological obstacles, White always dreamt of taking these ideas to the next level: the human-body transplant. He hoped it would offer an alternative to death for individuals suffering from multiple organ failure and other terminal conditions.
Noted clinical neurologist and skeptic, Steven Novella offers his thoughts:
It seems likely to me, however, that by the time we have the technology to successfully transplant either a brain or a whole head, we will by necessity have the technology to repair whatever it is that is wrong with the original body in the first place.