Leading the Fight to treatand cure Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related diseases
Anyone who has attended the NTSAD Annual Family Conference knows that parents of affected children or a carrier couple can conceive and bear healthy children. Sometimes it seems the healthy siblings outnumber the adults! Each family finds the path that is right for them, sometimes pursing one of the options below only to realize that another is a better fit for their family. NTSAD supports families in all their family planning choices.
Prenatal Screening with the option to end an affected pregnancy. Read about prenatal screening. For those who elect to undergo a pregnancy termination, A Heartbreaking Choice offers support at www.aheartbreakingchoice.com.
Assisted Reproduction using donor egg or sperm. Talk to the sperm or egg bank about additional screening to be sure the donor is not a carrier of the same disease carried in your family.
Contact the office at 1-800-906-8723 or
Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) allows carrier couples to have their own biological children without ever facing the decision of whether or not to end an affected pregnancy by combining in vitro fertilization technology with genetic screening. It is expensive and rarely covered by insurance. Contact the office at 1-800-906-8723 or
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At NTSAD, we are making a difference. Every day. Helping families and individuals find their way and providing hope by supporting research on many levels. All of this takes compassion and determination.
There is no time to waste, and families need our help. Those who are fighting today and those who will seek our help tomorrow.
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