Having one baby to save another

| September 24, 2013
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A parent will do whatever it takes to save their child’s life.

For Rob and Cindy Harris, it means having a second baby to cure their nine-month-old son, Ryven, of a disease that will slowly kill him. In what doctors believe is a medical world-first, a team at Sydney IVF clinic, Genea, have developed a test to produce a healthy embryo to be implanted into Mrs Harris.

It’s hoped the newborn’s cord blood will help rid little Ryven of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) – a rare, inherited condition that weakens the body’s immune system.

Read the full, original story here: Having one baby to save another: Harris family plan IVF to save son Ryven from Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

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