First Successful Uterus Transplant from Deceased Donor Leads to Healthy Baby

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A Brazilian baby will celebrate her first birthday later this month, less than two years after her mother—unable to carry a pregnancy because she lacked a uterus—underwent a transplant from a deceased donor. The mother is the first in the world to give birth after such a transplant, a feat doctors were not sure would ever be possible.

The baby girl is healthy and developing normally, according to Dani Ejzenberg, the doctor at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil who led the transplant team.

For years researchers have been trying to help women who had been either born without uteruses or lost them for medical reasons to carry their own children. About a dozen babies have now been born from uteruses provided by living donors—usually the recipient’s mother, sister or friend—out of about 50 attempts worldwide. In 2011 a team in Turkey was the first to transplant a uterus from a deceased donor, but the procedure did not lead to a live birth.

 

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