Garrett's House is dedicated to the support, advice, and education of a genetic skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa or EB for short. Currently there is no cure or effective treatment for EB. Please take a moment to learn about EB, and how you can support others who struggle with EB everyday. Garrett's House also honors the memory of those who lost their brave fight against EB. Please check out the Garden of Angel to learn more about the precious butterfly angels.
February 7, 2011
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis is available to couples wishes to have a child not affected by a certain genetic disorder that runs in the family. EB is one such disorder. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis allows for the genetic testing of embryos before implantation and pregnancy. Once EB Free embryos are identified they can be implanted via IVF.
Here is a clinic in New Jersey that offers this service. They also explain more about the procedure.
There are clinic in varies parts of the US that also offer this service. Your doctor should be able to help you locate one if you are interested in learning more about this process.
You can read about an EB Family who went through this process here