First US Uterus Transplant Patient Thanks Donor Family

Posted: Mar 8 2016, 10:46am CST | by , Updated: Mar 8 2016, 9:42pm CST, in News | Latest Science News

 
First US Uterus Transplant Patient Thanks Donor Family
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The first of the uterus transplant patients in the US thanks the donor’s family for the organ and says she will be able to know the miracle of giving birth because of them.

Giving birth is one of God’s miracle that he gave to women. The uterus is a miraculous organ in a woman’s body which is especially built in her body to conceive, carry and then give birth to a child.

The organ does not stay active her whole life and enables her to give birth two or more times in her lifetime. However there are women around the world who do not have a uterus and they are deprived from the miracle of giving birth.

So was the 26 years old Lindsey who was born without a uterus. She found out at the age of 16 that she could never give birth to a child. Ever since then she has lived with the realization that she will never truly become a mother.

She has three adopted boys with her husband Blake but it might have seemed that having a biological child was impossible.

Well that was until Lindsey was put on the trial list for the new uterus transplant list. A remotely new procedure with successes in Europe, the Cleveland Clinic surgeon Dr. Andreas G. Tzakis called it a miracle when they found an exact match for her.

And on 24 February, Lindsey went through a 9 hour long surgery where she got a new uterus. She has been on the recovery ever since while the doctors confirmed that her surgery has been successful.

In a statement Monday morning, Lindsey thanked her donor’s family saying that she had initially lost hope of ever giving birth.

This was however her opportunity to conceive and give birth like she had always wanted to. Lindsey will wait one year to receive in vitro fertilization after which she will possibly conceive twice before her uterus will terminate.

"First and foremost I would like to take a moment to express the immense gratitude I feel towards my donor's family," Lindsey said at a news conference at the Cleveland Clinic. "They have provided me with a gift I will never be able to repay and I am beyond thankful for them."

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