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First uterus transplant

First uterus transplant

The first successful uterine transplant could be performed in 2007 by a team of doctors at Downtown Hospital in New York, United States. Doctor Giuseppe Del Priore, coordinator of this team, says he has already found some potential donors.

The first successful uterine transplant could be performed in 2007 by a team of doctors at Downtown Hospital in New York, United States. Doctor Giuseppe Del Priore, coordinator of this team, says he has already found some potential donors.
If the operation is completed, it will be able to help thousands of patients with Rokitansky Syndrome, a rare congenital disease that affects a woman in 5,000. This type of transplant could also help women trying to have a biological baby by referring to surrogate mothers.
Last month, the team performed a uterus transplant in a primate monkey, but the animal died after 20 hours of surgery because it was given the wrong dose of anticoagulant.

The organ can be taken from a deceased donor who had biological offspring. The donor and recipient must have the same blood group and be immunologically compatible.
Source: The Truth
November 15, 2006