DALLAS - Since Baylor University Medical Center’s January announcement that it would become the second hospital in the U.S. to offer uterine transplants, the clinical trial has garnered widespread interest.
More than 130 potential recipients from 18 states and four countries have expressed interest in a womb transplant and are currently being screened.
Roughly 25 possible donors have come forward as well.
Baylor is still accepting inquiries from women who fall into both categories.
“We strongly believe in this clinical trial and its potential to change lives,” Chief and Chairman of Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, Goran Klintmalm, MD, PhD, FACS, told News 8 in January.
Doctors at a Cleveland hospital announced last November that it would hold a similar trial with the purpose of giving women a chance to become pregnant and carry a child full-term.
Five live births were a result of the first trial held in Sweden, with the first baby being born in September 2014.