Thalassemia Patients and Friends

Discussion Forums => Thalassemia Minor => Topic started by: pamnani on August 30, 2021, 12:36:28 AM

Title: IVF
Post by: pamnani on August 30, 2021, 12:36:28 AM
hello everyone,

If both parents are thal minors, are there any IVF or other genetic pre-screening techniques which can carefully screen out the sperm or egg and eliminate thalaseemia gene on the baby ?

Thank you!
Title: Re: IVF
Post by: Andy Battaglia on September 03, 2021, 11:21:19 PM
Chorionic Villus Sampling can be done from weeks 10-13 of the pregnancy. This test can determine the thalassemia status of the fetus. Often a decision on whether or not to continue the pregnancy will be made based on the results.

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, PGD, and IVF can be used to screen for thalassemia, and only thal-free eggs would be used in the IVF. This process can take a lot of time and may take several attempts to have a successful pregnancy, but the child would not carry thal.