Preimplantation HLA typing: having children to save our loved ones.

  title={Preimplantation HLA typing: having children to save our loved ones.},
  author={Katrien Devolder},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  volume={31 10},
Preimplantation tissue typing has been proposed as a method for creating a tissue matched child that can serve as a haematopoietic stem cell donor to save its sick sibling in need of a stem cell transplant. Despite recent promising results, many people have expressed their disapproval of this method. This paper addresses the main concerns of these critics: the risk of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for the child to be born; the intention to have a donor child; the limits that should be… CONTINUE READING