Experts suggest ways to tackle shortage of sperm donors

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 29 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2620
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    Pilots are to be run in two areas of England to test the feasibility of a national sperm donation service in an effort to tackle the shortage of sperm donors. The Department of Health is to seek bids for the trial runs. Mark Hamilton, the consultant gynaecologist who chaired the working party of the British Fertility Society that recommended a national hub and spoke service last year, said, “We desperately need a national service framework. The closest analogy is the blood service. A very similar system could be put in place for sperm.”

    The number of men volunteering to …

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