Saviour sibling- many points to ponder pro and againstJust a day ago I read news about 'India's first saviour sibling '-Kavya. For those who may be coming to know about this for the first time. A saviour sibling is a baby that is "created to serve an older sibling as a donor of organs, bone marrow or cells".
Now try to read the recent news reports on the matter. The news was there on the main media on 15 th Oct 2020.
The Hindu titled it as "A sister born to save ailing brother"
Times of India reported under heading" Meet " Kavya, India's first 'saviour sibling"
In India Today it was "Saviour sibling: Story of a girl conceived via IVF to save her brother's life".
I think there is a lot to ponder on this regard –the ethics, the worry how the greedy human nature will turn it out. Even the existing organ donation itself has not yet come out as fully unblemished and is still under strict review, supervision and monitoring. While adoption and surrogacy are also suspected to be exploited as business, we have now one more to worry about and find foolproof system to prevent unethical exploitation.