World’s First Baby Born Out Of Womb Transplanted From Dead Donor

World's First Baby Born Out Of Womb Transplanted From Dead Donor

A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported.

The case, published in The Lancet medical journal, involved connecting veins from the donor uterus with the recipient’s veins, as well as linking arteries, ligaments and vaginal canals.

It comes after 10 previously known cases of uterus transplants from deceased donors – in the United States, the Czech Republic and Turkey – failed to produce a live birth.

The girl born in the Brazilian case was delivered via caesarean section at 35 weeks and three days, and weighed 2,550 grams (nearly 6 lbs), the case study said.

Dani Ejzenberg, a doctor at Brazil’s Sao Paulo University hospital who led the research, said the transplant – carried out in September 2016 when the recipient was 32 – shows the technique is feasible and could offer women with uterine infertility access to a larger pool of potential donors.

The current norm for receiving a womb transplant is that the organ would come from a live family member willing to donate it.

“The numbers of people willing and committed to donate organs upon their own deaths are far larger than those of live donors, offering a much wider potential donor population,” Ejzenberg said in a statement about the results.

She added, however, that the outcomes and effects of womb donations from live and deceased donors have yet to be compared, and said the technique could still be refined and optimised.

The first baby born after a live donor womb transplant was in Sweden in 2013. Scientists have so far reported a total of 39 procedures of this kind, resulting in 11 live births.

Experts estimate that infertility affects around 10 to 15 percent of couples of reproductive age worldwide. Of this group, around one in 500 women have uterine problems.

Before uterus transplants became possible, the only options to have a child were adoption or surrogacy.

In the Brazilian case, the recipient had been born without a uterus due to a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome. The donor was 45 and died of a stroke.


Tim Hortons has launched its first ever kids meals

For the first time in the chain’s more than 50-year history, Tim Hortons has introduced kids meals.

The Timmies Minis kids menu launched today and featured three entrées for kids to pick from.

You’ll be able to choose from a mini melt grilled cheese sandwich, a mini grilled chicken wrap or a two-piece chicken strip meal.

With that main piece, kids will also choose from apple slices, SunRype FunBites, Black Diamond Cheestrings or snack-sized potato wedges as a side.

Finally, the drink options include white milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, apple juice or a bottle of water.

All together, the Timmies Minis Packs will set you back $4.99.

<who>Photo Credit: Newswire</who>Team Canada hockey player Meaghan Mikkelson helped Tim Hortons launch the new kids menu today.

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Team Canada hockey player Meaghan Mikkelson helped Tim Hortons launch the new kids menu today.

“We asked parents and kids what was most important to them when selecting a kid’s meal and the number one answer for both groups was taste,” says Alex Macedo, president of Tim Hortons.

“We conducted extensive research on the best taste for any kids meal in Canada and we are very proud that we are launching kids products that moms, dads and kids alike will get excited about.”

Each Timmies Minis Pack comes in a box that celebrates Canada and will change from season to season.

Kids meals won’t come with a toy, like at McDonald’s, but instead will feature a fun activity book that will change monthly.

Another nice feature that customers can feel good about is that 10 cents from every Timmies Minis Pack sold goes to the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation.