The British doctors are hopeful that the world's first successful womb transplant operation will be carried out by them within 2 years.
Women unable to have children because they are born without a uterus or have had to have an emergency hysterectomy will be benefited from this operation.
A new method to provide a transplanted womb with a reliable blood supply has been developed by a team of researchers at London, New York and Budapest.
Richard Smith, a consultant gynaecologist at Hammersmith Hospital in west London, said: "By getting to a place where we seem to have a reliable method of giving the uterus a blood supply, that takes us a whole heap closer to being able to provide this for humans."
Mr Smith and his team have been working on the project for eight years. They hope that transplantation of a womb from a dead donor to a woman unable to conceive will be possible soon.
He said: "We are relatively close. I think that two years probably is realistic. Two other groups of researchers - in Saudi Arabia and Sweden - are also working on human womb transplants. Already 30 women, most of them British, have expressed an interest in undergoing the procedure", Mr Smith said.