Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic performed the Nation's first Uterus transplant.
A team of Cleveland Clinic transplant surgeons and gynecological surgeons performed the nation’s first uterus transplant during a nine-hour surgery Wednesday, Feb. 24.
The 26-year-old patient, who is not being identified publicly, was in stable condition Thursday afternoon. The transplanted uterus came from a deceased organ donor.
Cleveland Clinic will be making no further comments at this time. The surgical team will be available for media questions at a news conference to be scheduled next week.
Cleveland Clinic began screening candidates for uterus transplants late last year, as part of a clinical trial approved by Cleveland Clinic’s Institutional Review Board, which reviews and monitors all human-related research projects.
A team of transplant specialists, obstetricians and gynecologists, bioethicists, psychiatrists, nurses and social workers continues to screen transplant candidates with Uterine Factor Infertility (UFI), an irreversible condition effecting 3% to 5% of women worldwide.
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After several failed uterus transplants, a Swedish woman gave birth to healthy boy in 2014. Uterus Transplants have a surprising long history. The first one was performed in 1931 in Germany, Lili Elbe, a Danish transgender woman, died from organ rejection three months after receiving one of the world's earliest uterine transplants. If Lili Elbe rings a bell, she is the subject of Oscar nominated movie "The Danish Girl."