The story of a young boy with a dangerous blood condition, whose parents want to have another child in order to save their son. Should they be allowed?
- "Saviour siblings" refers to babies born to provide life-saving treatment for their older siblings.
- Debate rages as to the ethics of creating a life to save an existing one.
- To ensure a tissue match, IVF treatment is used to create embryos which can then be scanned to identify a match.
- The scan is currently not permitted for the purpose of matching tissue in the UK.
This is a story of medicine versus morality.
Should a new life be created to save an existing one?
Charlie has a dangerous blood condition.
Every three weeks he has to undergo a complete blood transfusion in order to keep him alive.
There is a potential cure for Charlie's condition - but in ...