A nine year old girl from Norfolk has had a life-saving transplant from a so-called saviour sibling. Megan Matthews would have died but for tissue donated by her baby brother Max. It's the first time that the entire treatment has been successfully conducted in the UK. Megan was born with Fanconi Anaemia, a rare inherited condition which can cause bone marrow failure.
First successful saviour sibling treatment for UK
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Which makes sense yes, unless you're talking about two parents who can't have children because they might pass down a disease. Both opinions have some reality to them, starting to create children who are 'perfect' will indeed affect the world, the thing is we don't know if it this will be good or bad effect until it happens. I support the cause of designer babies to an extent, if were talking about saving a child from suffering until they reach their premature death then why shouldn't we support a cause that can prevent that. I believe that the procedure performed on Jodie and Mary was morally wrong. In the case involving the twin sisters, they should not have been surgically separated because it went against the wishes of the parents, our duty not to do any harm, and because of possible negative psychological suffering that could occur with the surviving twin. It is not right to go against the wishes of the parents of infants and children because what the parents believe is best for their children should be valued since the rights of the infants belong primarily to the guardians due to their incompetency: the inability to make decisions due to their age and level of understanding.
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A saviour sibling is defined as a child who is conceived in order to provide genetic material for an existing sick child. The child is normally created through in vitro fertilisation IVF and subsequently screened using pre-implantation genetic diagnosis PGD to act as an exact match for his or her ailing sibling1. Saviour sibling practice is medically proven to be successful in curing the affected child and all the procedures involved are safe for both the child and the donor. In , the Ayalas.