Should sperm and egg donors be given ..

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Should sperm and egg donors be given ..
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 8:45am
anonytmity? Or should their identities be made available to their 'offspring'?

>"Experts treating infertility at a Scottish hospital have offered patients sperm imported from England because of a national shortage.

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary confirmed that sperm from London has been offered to patients.

Couples have been advised in advance that they face a charge of £75 to cover the cost of buying sperm in London and transporting it to Edinburgh.

It has been reported that fears of a legal change, lifting restrictions on the identity of donors, may be responsible for the decline in Scottish sperm donations."<




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Registered: 03-23-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 10:47am
Not if they wish anonymity. However, I believe that their family health history should be given to anyone using the donated sperm (or egg).

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 7:12pm
Yes...absolutely agree on the health issue!