Baby boy donating his bone marrow to save life of his sister

Gazette: Baby boy donating his bone marrow to save life of his sister Baby boy donating his bone marrow to save life of his sister

A BABY boy is set to save his sister’s life by becoming her bone marrow donor.

Seren-Rose Davis, two, has been diagnosed with mucopolysaccharidosis, a condition caused by a lack of an enzyme.

She is among 150 or fewer children in the UK to suffer from the disease.

Even though she has the lowest level of the condition, it has caused brain damage and learning difficulties.

The family were told a bone marrow transplant could replace the missing enzyme and stop the condition.

Seren-Rose’s mum and dad, Elouise and Simon, were not matches.

But her little brother Jacob, who will turn one in June, was.

Mr Davis, 48, of West Mersea, said: “He will grow up knowing he saved his sister’s life."

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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3:44pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Jess Jephcott says...

Does the little lad have no say in this?
Does the little lad have no say in this? Jess Jephcott
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6:57pm Tue 15 Apr 14

cynicalsubber says...

Well, no, he doesn't. But how would he feel if, when he was told the whole story when he was old enough, he learned that his parents decided to make his sister suffer long-term rather than put him through temporary discomfort? And at least he can look forward to the satisfaction of knowing that he turned out to be a match, rather than being born specifically to be one, which is being forced on some parents because of the squeamishness of those who would stand in the way of medical progress (ie embryo research).
Well, no, he doesn't. But how would he feel if, when he was told the whole story when he was old enough, he learned that his parents decided to make his sister suffer long-term rather than put him through temporary discomfort? And at least he can look forward to the satisfaction of knowing that he turned out to be a match, rather than being born specifically to be one, which is being forced on some parents because of the squeamishness of those who would stand in the way of medical progress (ie embryo research). cynicalsubber
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12:43am Wed 16 Apr 14

van man says...

Poor little boy, born to supply spare parts!
Poor little boy, born to supply spare parts! van man
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9:27am Wed 16 Apr 14

Colchesterlife says...

van man wrote:
Poor little boy, born to supply spare parts!
van man - If you read the whole story rather than a small snippet you will know he was born before she was diagnosed and well before they were even aware that a transplant was needed.
If you had a choice of leaving your eldest child to deterorate and not live into their teens or having their sibling save their life which would you do?! I bet the same one these people are doing! I think it's a very brave thing to do and for them to decide.
[quote][p][bold]van man[/bold] wrote: Poor little boy, born to supply spare parts![/p][/quote]van man - If you read the whole story rather than a small snippet you will know he was born before she was diagnosed and well before they were even aware that a transplant was needed. If you had a choice of leaving your eldest child to deterorate and not live into their teens or having their sibling save their life which would you do?! I bet the same one these people are doing! I think it's a very brave thing to do and for them to decide. Colchesterlife
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3:40pm Thu 17 Apr 14

oOI Daza IOo says...

Has nobody stopped to tthink.. Why is the old feller holding a radio?
Has nobody stopped to tthink.. Why is the old feller holding a radio? oOI Daza IOo
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3:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

oOI Daza IOo says...

think*
think* oOI Daza IOo
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