First baby in US born from deceased uterus-donor transplant


(CNN) – For the first time in the United States, a woman has given birth to a baby from a uterus that came from a deceased donor.

That’s according to a Tuesday announcement by the Cleveland Clinic.

The hospital said the uterus transplant occurred in late 2017.

The mother was in her mid-30s and conceived through in vitro fertilization in late 2018.

She gave birth to a baby girl in June via c-section.

The hospital did not identify the mother.

In addition to being the first U.S. birth involving a deceased-donor womb, the hospital said it was also just the second such birth worldwide.

The first was in 2017 in Brazil.

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