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Fertility regulator tells clinics to treat egg and sperm donors better to boost numbers

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2594 (Published 05 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2594
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has launched a national strategy to boost the number of egg and sperm donors by raising awareness about donating and improving the way that donors are treated by clinics.

The authority is establishing an expert group to look at ways of raising awareness of donation, to debate contentious issues and to ameliorate areas of concern, and to promote good practice among clinics to ensure that potential donors feel supported and not discouraged.

The strategy was announced as new rules governing how much egg donors can be paid in compensation came into force. …

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