First womb transplant imminent

Eva Ottosson, 56, is donating her uterus to her 25-year-old daughter Sarah who was born without one. If successful, Sarah will carry a fetus in the same womb that once held her. From The Telegraph:

The only previous womb transplant took place in Saudi Arabia in 2000 when a 26-year-old woman, who had lost her uterus due to haemorrhage, received a donated womb from a 46-year-old.

However the recipient developed problems and the womb had to be removed after 99 days.

Since then medical knowledge of the surgical procedure has improved and a team in Gothenburg, Sweden, believe they are at the stage where they can perform a successful transplant…

Sara said she was unconcerned about the implications of receiving the womb that she herself was carried in.

She said: "I haven't really thought about that. I'm a biology teacher and it's just an organ like any other organ. But my mum did ask me about this. She said 'isn't it weird?' And my answer is no. I'm more worried that my mum is going to have a big operation."

"World's first womb transplant planned"