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Can surrogacy prevent thalassemia from being passed on?

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Dr. Ornela Ademovi

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 in General Health
Question: we are thalassemia minors, one son b thallasemia major. trying for another baby. is possible to surrogate process , sperm mine,egg different but mother same,
Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi 5 minutes later

Having a child by a surrogate, while both parents are carriers does not mean you will have a disease-free child. I do not understand what you mean by "egg is different but mother same". Please explain, so I can better advise you.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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i mean, by IVF Method, other women egg and my sperm , to born disease free child in my wife vomb.
Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Possible carrier child

Detailed Answer:


In this case, there would be 50% chance that the child can be a carrier (have thalassemia minor). The chance of having a diseased child (with thalassemia major) is 0.

A pregnancy with a healthy donor egg and a carrier sperm has a 50% chance of producing of producing a healthy child.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Ornela Ademovi, General & Family Physician
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