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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


Description 1 online resource (xi, 255 pages)
Contents The Match"Savior Siblings" and One Family's Battle to Heal Their Daughter; Prelude; 1: "Mind If I Take One Last Ski Run?"; 2: "What Do You Think It Is?"; 3: "Never in a Million Years"; 4: "This Is a Beautiful Embryo"; 5: "For Them, the Dice Are a Bit Loaded"; 6: "This Is for Desperate Couples"; 7: "We Have Incomplete Information"; 8: "I Could Never Do That"; 9: "Why Me? Why This?"; 10: "I Wish We Hadn't Done It"; 11: "The Easter Bunny Would Be Jealous"; 12: "Come On, Baby"; 13: "Take an Additional Folic Acid, in Case It's Twins"; 14: "Things Look Really Good."
15: "So Much of Who We Are Happens at the Beginning"16: "It's Hard to Tell Parents, 'Don't Do This' "; 17: "There's No Black-and-White Answer"; 18: "We're Not Going to Stop the Future"; 19: "It's a Boy!"; 20: "I Like This Place a Lot"; 21: "Now It's Crunch Time"; 22: "You Conceived Your Son for This?"; 23: "Will I Get Handcuffed with My Kids?"; 24: "This Is Mind-Boggling"; 25: "Being a Mom Is the Coolest Gift"; 26: "It's Now or Never"; 27: "Bubba's My Brother"; 28: "Good Luck"; 29: "Her Body Is Healing"; 30: "Why Are You Taking the Lights Down?"; 31: "Back Up and Bling-Bling."
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
Trebing, Katie
Trebing, Katie. fast (OCoLC)fst01936569
Subject Anemia in children -- Patients -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Bone marrow -- Transplantation -- Patients -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Fertilization in vitro, Human.
Pure red cell aplasia -- Patients -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Procurement of organs, tissues, etc.
Bone Marrow Transplantation -- ethics
Ethics, Clinical
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted -- ethics
Tissue Donors -- ethics
Fertilization in Vitro
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Social Scientists & Psychologists.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Children's Health.
Bone marrow -- Transplantation -- Patients.
Fertilization in vitro, Human.
Procurement of organs, tissues, etc.
Subject New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780807097755