“You can now think of organ donation as not just saving lives, but helping create lives.”
Last November, the first baby in the United States was born to a woman who received a uterus transplant at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health. The hospital first announced the start of a uterus transplant clinical trial in 2016, which seeks to offer a treatment option for women with absolute uterine factor infertility. Just over a year later, this birth marks a major milestone for medical research and transplantation. While this uterus transplant was from a living donor, future transplants in this research effort may come from deceased donors as well. Southwest Transplant Alliance, has been working with the team at Baylor Scott & White to coordinate processes for the donation of a uterus from an organ donor. Watch the video linked below for more about this amazing accomplishment in the field of transplantation.