First families to use embryos to save ill siblings

25th October 2006, Comments 0 comments

25 October 2006, MADRID — Eight families were given permission to use unborn embryos to help save seriously ill siblings.

25 October 2006

MADRID — Eight families were given permission to use unborn embryos to help save seriously ill siblings.

The health commission granted permission to the families under the reformed Assisted Reproduction Law, the Spanish daily El Pais reported.

This means couples can use the assisted reproduction diagnosis technique to conceive a healthy child in order to use its tissue, such as bone marrow, to save an ill sibling.

The commission rejected other applications from 16 other families after they failed to provide sufficient information about the patient or the illness which would be treated.

The Assisted Reproduction Law has been fiercely criticized by the Catholic Church and conservative groups.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news 


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