Hadassah

Disease Free and Pregnant—with the Help of Hadassah

Wednesday, Jul 29 2015

Ariel Revel

Seventeen years ago, a young woman was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Before receiving treatment that would put the possibility of future pregnancy in jeopardy, she had one of her ovaries removed and frozen.

Recently, approaching age 40, the young woman we can call Tal came to see Hadassah Medical Organization’s head of Ovum Donation and Egg Preservation Prof. Ariel Revel with the hopes of becoming pregnant. First, Tal’s frozen ovary had to be checked to make sure it was cancer free so that it couldn’t reintroduce the disease into her body. Thankfully, the tests came back clean.  Then, ten slivers of her frozen ovary were transplanted into Tal at the site of the removed ovary, using a method of micro-organ ovarian transplant invented by a colleague at the Hebrew University, Prof. Edourdo Mitran. Eggs were removed from the transplanted ovaries and fertilized in the laboratory with donor sperm.  With the combination of science and Hadassah expertise, Tal became pregnant and is expecting to deliver her baby shortly—at Hadassah.

Comments

No comments yet.
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Thursday, Jul 13 2017

Hadassah Gives Gift of Hearing to Deaf Boy from Gaza

Mohammed, a youngster from Gaza, was born without the ability to hear. Thanks to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem’s sophisticated technology and treatment, Mohammed is no longer deaf.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Jul 12 2017

The Woman Behind the Trailblazing Treatment

Hadassah’s Prof. Michal Lotem, a trailblazer in melanoma research and healing, is treating her patients with a personalized protocol that only a handful of oncology centers around the globe are able to offer.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Jul 12 2017

Medical Clown Nehama’s Blog, Chapter Three

In this blog, I bring you a lyrical story by Medical Clown Shiri Breuer, entitled “Miracles Do Happen.”

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Monday, Jul 10 2017

HMO Docs Perform Rare In-Utero Heart Surgery

In a risky and delicate in-utero procedure performed for the first time in Israel, an interdisciplinary team of Hadassah Medical Organization doctors saved the life of a 28-week-old fetus with a severe heart defect.

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More