Posts Tagged with Savior sibling

  1. Are Savior Siblings Ethical?

    [ By on March 18, 2016 ]

    Molly Nash was born with a fatal genetic disorder called Faconi-anemia, in which the only treatment is a bone-marrow transplant. If it were not for her brother, Adam, she most likely would have died before her 10th birthday from leukemia. Lisa and John Nash decided to have another baby in order to save their daughter, and with the help of Dr. John Wagner, they used in-vitro fertilization to create embryos that could be tested for Fanconi anemia and for the same tissue type as Molly. After many attempts of in-vitro fertilization, they finally got a healthy embryo that could be used for a bone marrow transplant, which Molly had soon after Adam was born. This anecdote about a savior sibling is ...

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