First Uterus Transplant Performed at Cleveland Clinic

Breakthrough for women struggling to have a baby and carry a pregnancy to term.
1:00 | 02/25/16

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Now to a new medical headline tonight in a breakthrough for women struggling to have a baby. The first uterus transplant in America performed at the Cleveland clinic a 26 year old woman undergoing the nine hour procedure. The organ from a deceased donor. The operation for some women unable to carry a pregnancy determined we want to get right to ABC's chief medical editor doctor Richard vasser. Who's with us here tonight and rich this is the first time here in the US and if successful could create a lot of hope here that's right you know its hope for women who can't have babies because of particular problem with their uterus. The first American recipient is 26 years old is part of a clinical trial to see is it safe and effective. In Cleveland clinic is unity ten of these to a lot of hope right here in the US in the meantime in Sweden where they've tried this in the limited number of cases. Some success that's right they tried it nine times in and had four successful baby deliveries in healthy babies. I'm in the uterus is tempering those who after what a two pregnancies they remove it suited the women can stop taking transplant drugs fascinating and new hope for women tonight struggling rich thank you.

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