Mother’s Day was more special than usual for the women who have gone through the Uterus Transplant Program at Baylor University Medical Center (Baylor Dallas), part of Baylor Scott & White Health. On May 7, Baylor Dallas hosted a reunion at the Dallas Arboretum for the women who received a uterus transplant, the 15 babies born so far and their families. Most of the recipients were joined by the living uterus donors who are so vital to the success of the program.
“We are celebrating the families, the donors and the mothers who put their faith in us to perform a transplant that was completely new,” says Liza Johannesson, MD, PhD, gynecologic surgeon on the medical staff and medical director of uterus transplantation at Baylor Dallas. “We also hope the reunion has spread awareness of uterine factor infertility and that there is a way of treating it.”
The Baylor University Medical Center uterus transplant program is the first commercial program in the United States, and has done more transplants and delivered more babies than any program in the world.