Sister donates ovary to sister – baby born!

Published: November 19, 2008 | 7280th good news item since 2003

A mother in British Columbia, Canada, has donated an ovary to her twin sister.

It’s a remarkable gift of life in this November 11 or sister made medical history by giving birth to a baby produced with the egg of her sister’s transplanted ovary.

Born circa nine years ago in Hamburg, Germany, only Tilly was able to conceive naturally. Tilly is the mother of two children; Johanna and Lars.

Her sister, suffering from osteoporosis, given up the hope of bearing children.

Groundbreaking work in fertility Center of St. Louis, Missouri, made an ovary transplant possible.

“The doctor told my sister, ‘You and your twin sisters are ideal candidates for this surgery.’

My major driving factor was to help her.

After the surgery, it was kind of weird knowing that part of me was travelling overseas.

It’s the gift of life. My sister is super-happy. It’s just amazing the attention she’s getting from around the world. It gives a whole new meaning to Remembrance Day.”
— Tilly Buscher

Even then the chance of conceiving was considered to be very small.

The birth of the girl has been a miraculous result no one dared to hope for and has made headlines worldwide.

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