For the first time, a baby is born via a uterus transplant from a deceased donor
or the first time, a woman has given birth after receiving a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, researchers reported Tuesday. Until now, only uterus transplants from living donors have led to successful births.
The whole field of uterus transplantation is in its early days. But researchers said that if transplant teams can reliably use uteruses from deceased donors, it could expand the availability of organs and reduce living donors’ risks during surgery to remove the uterus.
“This is really an exciting moment,” said Dr. Rebecca Flyckt, a reproductive endocrinologist at the Cleveland Clinic, who was not involved in the research. “It’s proof-of-concept that a deceased donor is really a good model.”…….
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