Live versus deceased donor in uterus transplantation

Fertil Steril. 2019 Jul;112(1):24-27. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2019.05.029.


Uterus transplantation to treat absolute uterine factor infertility is a rapidly evolving field still at its early clinical experimental stage. Most human uterus transplantation attempts and live births have been after transplantation with uteri from live donors, who, in most cases, are closely related to the recipient. However, successful transplant with live births after uterus transplantation from deceased donors has also been reported. This article discusses the pros and cons in relation to live and deceased donors for uterus transplantation.

Keywords: Donor; infertility; transplantation; uterus.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Donor Selection*
  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Graft Survival
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / diagnosis
  • Infertility, Female / physiopathology
  • Infertility, Female / surgery*
  • Live Birth
  • Living Donors / supply & distribution*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Rate
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted
  • Risk Factors
  • Tissue Donors / supply & distribution*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Uterus / transplantation*