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Couple gets grandchildren via surrogacy

ANI  |  Pune [Maharashtra] [India] 

Two years after the death of their son, a couple here in has been blessed with twin grandchildren via using their son's cryo-preserved

A Pune based woman's son died of cancer two years ago in

She became the grandmother of the twins after doctors at performed the In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedure and fused Patil's semen, which was extracted and preserved long before his death, with the eggs of a donor to form embryos.

The embryos were then transferred into the womb of a surrogate mother who gave birth to the twins -- a boy and a girl -- on Monday.

After her son's death, the mother contacted the bank in and brought it to after completing the formalities.

She then approached the hospital for an IVF procedure with the help of her son's

IVF, Gynaecology and Department said she was happy that advancement in science and technology was bringing a smile on people's face.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 20:15 IST