1st baby born from deceased organ donor's womb

1st baby born from deceased organ donor's womb

The first successful birth of a child from a womb transplanted from a dead donor in Brazil should give hope to thousands of British women that they can have children, doctors said.

The team carefully dissected the uterus from the donor before carrying out the 10-and-a-half-hour operation in September 2016 to insert the organ, which weighed 225g.

Surgeons on the day of the birth of the baby girl to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor.

"Uterine transplant is a novel technique and should be regarded as experimental", he said.

It detailed how five months after the transplant, the uterus showed no signs of rejection, ultrasound scans were normal, and the recipient was having regular menstruation. A baby has been born to a mother who had a uterus transplant from a deceased owner for the first time. On the other hand, the researchers state that transplants from deceased donors might have some benefits over donations from live donors.

Dr Dani Ejzenberg, from the Faculty of Medicine at Sao Paulo University, who led the team, said: "The use of deceased donors could greatly broaden access to this treatment, and our results provide proof-of-concept for a new option for women with uterine infertility".

In the USA, around 10 percent of women aged between 15 to 44 struggle with fertility, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The earlier 10 similar transplants from dead donors attempted in the US, Czech Republic and Turkey failed or resulted in miscarriage.

The woman's pregnancy was normal, and doctors performed a Caesarean section on December 15, 2017, after about 36 weeks (a full term is about 40 weeks).

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The female baby was delivered via Caesarean section at a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in December 2017 when the mother was nearly 36 weeks pregnant, the study said.

Dr Wellington Andraus of the department of Gastroenterology at the University of Sao Paulo who also worked on the case study told Newsweek the woman's story is a "source of hope" for patients struggling with fertility caused by the uterus or a lack thereof.

The current norm for receiving a womb transplant is that the organ would come from a live family member willing to donate it. A woman who received a donated uterus from a deceased woman has given birth to a baby.

According to reports, the success of this procedure means that there will be a larger option of donors available for those who have trouble conceiving because of uterine factor infertility.

While womb transplants from living donors have been successful, womb transplants from deceased donors still need to be researched, as none of the deceased donor transplants has until now resulted in conception and birth.

The first living donor womb transplant was performed in Sweden in 2013. Of this group, around one in 500 women have uterine problems.

Four months before the transplant, she had in-vitro fertilisation resulting in eight fertilised eggs, which were preserved through freezing.

No. In order to keep the uterus after birth, the mother would have to continue taking immune system suppression medications which can pose risks. Upon encountering a suitable candidate and donor, doctors must act quickly to remove the uterus and transport it to the patient. At the time of writing the study, the baby was 7 months old and growing normally.

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