My Sister's Keeper - 2009 Movie Trailer
Monday, June 1, 2009
We are two Physician Assistant students who elected to do our Master's degree tracks in bioethics. We did not know what we were getting into when we chose bioethics, but we both wanted to challenge ourselves to step outside our comfort zones and learn about something that we knew very little about. With the same philosophy of doing something "different" and "out of the box" in mind, we decided to explore a bioethics topic that was interesting, controversial, and something we were passionate about. In our search for a topic, we came upon the subject of savior siblings. Savior siblings are children who are scientifically conceived to be a donor to their sibling who is ill. Specifically, the Katie Trebing story captured our hearts and has propelled us to want to learn more. Don't worry, we will share more than you want to know about the Trebing case in our next post, so stay tuned. We hope that as we uncover information regarding the Trebing story, savior siblings, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and the ethical issues surrounding this topic, you may be engaged and that you may share your thoughts with us.