Matching the recipient to a donor is done by blood type. A living donor can either be non-directed, unknown to the recipient, or directed, known to the recipient.
A uterus can be donated from either a living or deceased donor. A living uterus donor that has completed her own childbearing can give her uterus for the purpose of transplantation to a female recipient. A deceased uterus donor is a female that is willing to donate her uterus after death. A uterus transplant or donation is not for everyone, and there is an extensive screening process prior to acceptance to the program.
- Ages 30-50
- Healthy weight
- Cancer-free for five years
- Negative for HIV and hepatitis
- No history of hypertension or diabetes