Baby born from dead donor’s transplanted womb, a first in the US

Baby born from dead donor’s transplanted womb, a first in the US

By Kristelle Bechayda

The Cleveland Clinic in the United States recently announced the birth of the country’s first baby to be delivered from a transplanted womb of a deceased donor.

The baby, who is a girl, was born back in June. The hospital has already conducted five uterus transplants, three of which were successful with another two women awaiting to attempt pregnancy with new wombs.

This news came many months after doctors from Brazil announced the first birth in the world that used a deceased donor’s womb.

Since the first successful uterine transplant was conducted by a Swedish doctor five years ago, more than a dozen women has been given a chance to give birth through this procedure. Wombs are usually donated from living donors, like the recipient’s friend or relative.

The Cleveland Clinic is aiming to enroll 10 women in its study.

Story from Associated Press.

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