First Uterus Transplant In United States Unsuccessful

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Following in the footsteps of Sweden where 9 successful uterus transplants have been performed with 5 of them leading to pregnancy, Cleveland Clinic tried the first uterus transplant in the US on 25th February. The procedure was performed on a 26 year old girl called Lindsey. Lindsey was born without an uterus and she is first of the 10 uterus transplants planned by the Cleveland Clinic.

Lindsey At The Press Conference On 7th march After Uterus Transplant Photo cbsnews
Lindsey At The Press Conference On 7th march After Uterus Transplant Photo cbsnews

The procedure went successfully as Lindsey and the doctors attended a follow up press conference. But two days after the conference, Lindsey faced some complications and the uterus had to be removed. Cleveland Clinic said in a statement that there are potential risks associated with all solid organ transplants and all precautions were taken. The clinic wishes to go ahead with other 9 planned transplants for benefit of medical research and provide additional child bearing option for women.

After the complications, Lindsey said in a statement, “I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude towards all of my doctors. They acted very quickly to ensure my health and safety. Unfortunately I did lose the uterus to complications. However, I am doing okay and appreciate all of your prayers and good thoughts.”

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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