Deceased organ donors a ‘feasible’ option for uterus transplants

A deceased donor uteri program would reduce the risk of complications, say doctors.

Future demand for donor uterus transplants to treat uterine infertility could be met through existing deceased organ and tissue donation programs, according to new research.

Just two months after the first Australian patient to receive a uterus transplant from a live donor announced she was pregnant, the Sydney doctors behind the landmark procedure are now looking at ways to increase the donor pool.