The Royal Hospital for Women has been given ethics approval to carry out Australia’s first uterus transplant as part of a ground-breaking research program.

The uterine transplant project led by Dr. Rebecca Deans, Dr. Jana Pittman, and Prof. Jason Abbott at The Royal Hospital for Women requires significant philanthropic investment ($1.2M) over the next five years to complete the Australian trial of 12 transplants. The project funding will drive research and support the multi-disciplinary clinical team at The Royal.

“This kind of research offers hope for women who’ve been unable to carry a child and have always longed to.” Dr. Rebecca Deans

A local woman is one of the first two patient to undergo the transplant next year, and if successful will impact so many others that require a similar surgery.