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Ethics experts agree that £250 cap for egg donation should be lifted

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 22 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5976
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Clinicians and egg donors have signalled their support for a rise in the amount of compensation paid to women who donate eggs to infertile women in the United Kingdom, as the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority prepares to launch a public consultation on the subject.

Five of six speakers at a debate organised by the Progress Educational Trust and held at the Royal Society of Medicine on 20 October put forward arguments for removing the current cap of £250 (€280; $390) compensation for loss of earnings, although there was no agreement on where any new level should be set.

Lisa Jardine, the chairwoman of the authority, said in an interview last August …

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