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Author Whitehouse, Beth, 1961-

Title The match : "savior siblings" and one family's battle to heal their daughter / Beth Whitehouse
Published Boston : Beacon Press, [2010]
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Summary My Sister's Keeper in nonfiction: a family's real-life struggle to cure their daughter by creating her genetic match Katie Trebing was diagnosed at three months old with Diamond Blackfan anemia, a rare form of anemia that prevents bone marrow from producing red blood cells. Even with a lifetime of monthly blood transfusions, she faced a poor prognosis. Pulitzer Prize'winning journalist Beth Whitehouse follows the Trebings as they make the decision to create a genetically matched sibling using preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and in vitro fertilization, and proceed with a risky bone-marrow transplant that could kill their daughter rather than save her. The Match is a timely and provocative look at urgent issues that can only become more complex and pressing as genetic and reproductive technologies advance. From the Trade Paperback edition
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Subject Trebing, Katie -- Health.
Anemia in children -- Patients -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Bone marrow -- Transplantation -- Patients -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Fertilization in vitro, Human.
Procurement of organs, tissues, etc.
Pure red cell aplasia -- Patients -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009035949
ISBN 0807097756 (electronic bk.)
9780807097755 (electronic bk.)