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Watch UK’s first womb transplant as woman donates uterus to sister | News

This is the moment surgeons carry out the UK’s first womb transplant as a woman is given the organ donated by her older sister.

The 34-year-old married woman received the uterus during an operation lasting nine hours and 20 minutes at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, which is part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Her sister, 40, has completed her own family by giving birth to two children, and was willing to donate her womb.

The recipient, who lives in England and does not wish to be named, has stored embryos with the aim of undergoing IVF later this year.