Authority consults public on paying women £1000 to donate eggs

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1206
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. London

    Rewarding women who donate eggs with up to £1000 and relaxing rules on importing gametes could help UK fertility clinics that are struggling to find willing donors, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said last week.

    The suggestions are part of a public consultation by the authority on gametes and embryo donation. It comes as clinics face further challenges in recruiting donors. From April 2005 the anonymity of donors will no longer be protected, and their identity could be disclosed once their genetic children reach the age of 18.

    A survey of UK clinics carried out by …

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