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5-Organ Transplant Patient Becomes a Mother

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Miami doctors say they believe a five-organ transplant patient is the first to deliver a baby, making her the first reported case in the world.

Fatema Al Ansari was 19 and living in Qatar when she was diagnosed with a blood clot in a major vein to the intestine. In 2007, she underwent surgery at Jackson Memorial hospital in Miami and was given a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestine. Five years later, she gave birth to a girl.

Al Ansari faced some complications during pregnancy, but her doctors say she is capable of having more children.

Al Ansari says it's "the best feeling in the world" to be a mother. Her doctors add there are no reported cases of a five-organ transplant patient in the world giving birth.


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