Conception to obtain hematopoietic stem cells

Hastings Cent Rep. 2002 May-Jun;32(3):34-40.


A couple may have a child to provide stem cells for another child. They may also use preimplantation testing--even, troubling though it is, prenatal testing and selective abortion--to ensure a close tissue match.

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Eugenic
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Female
  • Fertilization in Vitro
  • Fetal Blood
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation / ethics*
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation / methods
  • Histocompatibility Testing
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Preimplantation Diagnosis
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Reproduction / ethics*
  • Tissue Donors / ethics*