London Hospital Performs First Infant Organ Transplant

January 19, 2015 11:45 PM

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A hospital in London performed the first successful organ transplant from a newborn baby in the U.K., paving new pathways for infant care.

The donor was a girl born after an emergency caesarean at Hammersmith Hospital in London whose brain had been starved of oxygen during pregnancy, according to a report published today in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. When it became clear that she wouldn’t survive, the parents gave their cons...

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