by Hans Johnson

A young Congolese immigrant to Belgium was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, and when at age 13 a bone-marrow transplant was in order, another procedure was done. Too often chemotherapy can damage or destroy future fertility, so one of her ovaries was removed and frozen.

Now recovered a decade later, she asked for doctors to use the ovary to repair her fertility, so strands of the tissue were spliced on to the remaining non-functioning ovary. The “jump start” worked, and she is the first to give birth after having an ovary frozen in childhood:


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