Having a Baby to Save My Child

Director: BBC
Year: 2010
Country: UK
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Human Embryology, Documentary

David and Samantha McDowell are fighting for the right to have a "saviour sibling" treatment to help their two year old son, Alex, who has Fanconi Anaemia, a genetic disorder that causes bone marrow failure and predisposes to cancer. The couple want to try IVF treatment to have a new baby who will be a perfect tissue match, and therefore a perfect donor, for Alex. (Aired BBC One, Tuesday 16th February 2010, 22:35)

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