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World's First Baby Born From Uterus of Deceased Donor

Dec 06, 2018 07:04 PM IST India India

Brazilian doctors say they've delivered the world's first baby using a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor. Nearly a dozen babies have been born to women with transplanted wombs, but all of those relied on living donors; the Brazilian baby is the first to be born from a uterus taken from a deceased woman. Ten previous attempts in the Czech Republic, Turkey and the U.S. have failed. The team in Brazil was led by Dr. Dani Ejzenberg, of Hospital das Clinicas at the University of Sao Paolo School of Medicine. "It's a very important step. Really, a milestone for human, reproductive medicine because that's the first time. Until now only if the woman had a close friend or a relative that can donate the uterus, she can receive a uterus transplant. Then when you have the feasibility of this new technique you can have almost a universal access to this kind of approach because you don't have to have the donor," Ejzenberg said.

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