First baby born thanks to womb transplant from deceased donor

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A baby born thanks to a uterus from a dead donor

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By New Scientist staff and Press Association

A woman has given birth to a healthy baby girl after surgeons implanted a uterus in her body taken from a dead person. The birth, in Brazil, is the first reported involving a deceased donor uterus transplant.

Ten previous attempts, in the US, Czech Republic and Turkey, to achieve a live birth using a uterus taken from a dead individual had all ended in failure.

The recipient in the latest case was a 32-year-old woman born without a uterus due to a rare genetic disorder. The uterus was taken from a 45-year-old donor who had died from a brain haemorrhage.

 

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