A recent report showed how British surgeons are in need of half million pounds in order to push the first womb transplants in the UK to an end. A team comprising of Richard Smith, a consultant gynaecologist from Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, Imperial College London, is aimed to raise funds for the research, for which they had even started a charity in the name of Uterine Transplantation (UK) as well.
There are some 15,000 women who are bereft of womb and that’s why need of the same has been felt by women of child-bearing age. It is believed that this research would be able to help those women who either were born without womb, or had their womb removed.
“We are confident, especially with a transplant abroad being carried out with the same methodology that we have recommended that within two years or so, given enough funding, we can begin helping women in the UK”, said Richard Smith.
With some thousand young women aged 15 to 24 going through hysterectomies, it has been felt by researchers that there is need to support this research work. While women do go for adoption and surrogacy, it is believed that through this surgery, womb from a deceased donor would be transplanted in the recipient for a limited time. This is not for the first time that such an operation would be done as in 2000 as the first womb transplant took place in Saudi Arabia. However, the womb was later removed because of blood clot.