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Fertility regulator seeks views on donation compensation

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 26 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4688
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    People who donate eggs or sperm for other people to be able to conceive could receive higher financial compensation after a review by the UK’s fertility regulator.

    The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has launched a review to seek opinions on whether the money paid to egg and sperm donors should be increased to deal with current shortages.

    The review will also look at the number of families that donors can donate to; donation between family members; the conditions that donors can place on the use of their gametes or embryos; and the upper age limit for sperm donation.

    In the UK, egg and …

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