First woman to deliver baby after five organ transplants


MIAMI – Doctors are calling it a miracle.

A woman who went through five different organ transplants may be the first person in the world to go through all those surgeries and then deliver a baby.

When Alkadi Alhayal was born at Jackson Memorial hospital on Feb. 26, she made medical history

“This is a first time ever in the world and we have searched all medical literature, all registries in the whole world,” Dr. Salih Yasin said, obstetrician at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

“She is a gift from God, a miracle,” mother Fatema al Ansari said.

The Al Ansari had a five-organ transplant at Jackson in 2007.

They came from Qatar then and returned for in-vitro fertilization and close monitoring.

Dr. Yasin said, “The concern throughout the system is how her whole body would be able to take care of the load of being pregnant and how her organs would react throughout the pregnancy and shortly thereafter.”

Al Ansari suffered physical discomfort during the pregnancy but did not have other complications.

“She delivered,” Dr. Yasin said. “She is healthy. The baby is healthy. She is recovering, believe me, better than many women you know of.”

Now they are hopeful that in the near future Alkaldi will have a brother or sister.

The family should be ready to return to Qatar next week.

Doctors said they plan on publishing the details of this case in a medical journal.